'I was cheated,' says 12-year-old boy over 'Jeopardy' spelling

www.newstimes.com Published: August 5, 2013

Newtown eighth-grader Thomas Hurley III was thrilled to be chosen as a contestant on the Kids Week episode of the television game show 'Jeopardy'that was filmed in February and aired this week, reports News Times.



The studio and viewing audience saw that, despite the scrawl of an extra t'' in Emancipation, the 12-year-old had the correct answer.

Even game show host Alex Trebek read it correctly at first, but then swiftly disqualified the boy's answer, saying he so 'badly misspelled' the word it would cost him the $3,000 bet he placed on the answer.

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