New "Jeopardy!" King Nets $77G on One Show

Grad student makes bold bet in final round

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    A grad student set the single-show record on "Jeopardy!" Tuesday, winning a whopping $77,000 by making a bold wager.

    Roger Craig, 33, who attends University of Delaware, broke the old record of $75,000, held by Ken Jennings, who won 74 games in a row six years ago. Jennings got to the record tally  by taking his $47,000 and plunking down $30,000 of it on the Final Jeopardy category "Literary and Movie Title Objects." The clue: "The inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River."

    He came up with the correct answer -- "What is 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'?"

    After two days on the show, Craig has earned $114,000.