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I'll Take PBS for $2,000, Alex

Public stations, which were on Capitol Hill Tuesday in search of funds, have a new benefactor: Jeopardy! champion-for-life (OK, it only seems that way) Ken Jennings.

Jennings, who has won close to a million dollars so far in his 28 consecutive wins on the show, said he would give a little of it to noncoms.

"I love Public TV and radio," he told host Alex Trebek, "but I have never donated before. So, now I finally can't say I have an excuse. I'm going to do something for Public TV." Trebek responded: "Plus, you get to watch some pretty good programming on public television." Jenkins agreed: "I love public TV.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.