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Ted Talks: Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and Me, the Obsolete Know-It-All

Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against supercomputer Watson -- and lost. With humor and humility, Jennings tells us how it felt to have a computer literally beat him at his own game, and also makes the case for good old-fashioned human knowledge. (Filmed at TEDxSeattleU.)


Steve Martin on the Gong Show

The Gong Show. Here, Steve Martin is one of the panelist and a great performer. Steve M. was playing the banjo. Too Bad Mr. Barris had to ruin his act. Plus you see a short magic performance. Chuck Barris is the host. The name of the piece is "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".

Steve Martin has his own album of his music. He was also featured and performed on American Idol season 8 finale.


Weakest Link: Star Trek Cast

From Nov. 26, 2001, here is an episode of the game show "Weakest Link" with host Anne Robinson. This is the only episode of this show that I have on tape, and with good reason: all the contestants are former Star Trek cast members!! We have Wil Weaton and LeVar Burton from STNG; Robert Picardo from Star Trek Voyager; Denise Crosby from STNG; Roxann Dawson from Voyager; John DeLancie who played "Q" in 3 Star Trek series; William Shatner from ST:TOS; and Armin Shimmerman from Deep Space Nine. This is part 1 of 3.