'Jeopardy' Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

America's favorite quiz show has been on the air for 50 years.
3:00 | 04/01/14

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And finally tonight, the category is TV milestones. The answer? What is the anniversary of America's favorite quiz show? It is a golden one, and ABC's John donvan buzzes in with "Jeopardy!" This is "Jeopardy!". Here is the host of "Jeopardy!" Alex trebek. Reporter: 50 years of that sound. And 50 years of right answers, which are always actually questions. What is the empire state building. Reporter: Right. Who is -- Who is led zeppelin. What is butter. Reporter: Right again. But did you know that before Alex trbeck, art Fleming had an 11-year run. He was the original man. Here he is on the first episode, 50 years ago this week. Welcome to a brand new show called "Jeopardy!." Sean Conry's set a record with negative $230,000. Reporter: And reprized in "Rain man." 27 minutes. Reporter: Did you know that little song -- ? earned its composure, merv griffin, more than $70 million in royalties? Speaking of Numbers, answer, 74. What was the longest game winning streak in history. Yes, 74, won by this man, ken Jennings, who spoke to "Parade" magazine and told us today that's it all about the buzzer. They are all sort of equally smart. It's a thumb thing. Who has figured out the timing. Reporter: It is also all about the outfit. Five spokes, just back-to-back-to-back. He hustles offstage to put on a new suit every time a game ends. Reporter: Final jeopardy, really final, no time soon, it seems. John donvan, ABC news, Washington.

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