“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and contestant Julia Collins. She won her 20th game Friday, putting her alone in second place for most consecutive non-tournament victories on the TV game show; she plays again Monday night. (Jeopardy Productions Inc./AP)
I learn this after arriving in a basement conference room of the Westin hotel Sunday morning (several minutes late, thanks to the hideous parking situation in Georgetown). I run into the room and come face to face with about 20 people, all dressed much more nicely than I am.