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What Is Hot Streak? Hudson Valley Native Wins Eight In Row On 'Jeopardy!'

Austin Rogers has been winning over America with his skills on "Jeopardy!".
Austin Rogers has been winning over America with his skills on "Jeopardy!". Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

Austin Rogers just keeps winning.

The Pound Ridge native won his eighth game in a row on "Jeopardy!" Thursday night and has become a national sensation. His next game will be at 7 p.m. Friday on WABC-TV Channel 7.

Rogers, a Fox Lane High School graduate, shook off an early Daily Double loss and ended up dominating in "Double Jeopardy!", entering "Final Jeopardy!" with a commanding lead.

In "Final Jeopardy!", Rogers correctly answered: he played Shakespearean title characters 4 times, receiving Best Actor Oscar nominations each time

with: who is Laurence Olivier.

Rogers, who grew up on the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, has won $306,900 over the course of his winning streak.

For previous stories about Rogers, click here and here .

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