“Jeopardy” co-host Ken Jennings elicited criticism from fans of the show after they felt he favored a male competitor over a female one.
On Wednesday’s airing of the show, incumbent champion Luigi de Guzman was competing against contestant and retired lawyer Harriet Wagner. When Guzman was asked to identify a “19th-century landscape by this British painter,” he responded, “Constant.”
Jennings prompted, “Say it again” and de Guzman immediately corrected himself. “I’m sorry. Constable. Who is Constable.”
“Constable is correct, yes. That takes you to $6,200,” Jennings responded.
But later in the show, the answer given by the board was “Mythcon 19 in 1988 had as a guest of honor this ‘Always Coming Home’ fantasy author and was held in Berkeley, her birthplace.”
“Who is Angela LeGuin,” Wagner answered, prompting Jennings to