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Ask Cathy Markwiese About Jeopardy! ... but not just yet

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on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Libraries in the News
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Milwaukee--Milwaukee Public Library's own Cathy Markwiese (Database Maintenance) will be appearing on Jeopardy! the week of July 25th. But don’t ask her about it just yet. Cathy is under contractual obligation not to discuss how she did until after her appearance. But be sure to tune in the week of July 25th to see for yourself.Cathy took the online test for Jeopardy! in January of 2010. “I had just finished chemotherapy and was feeling kind of broken,” Cathy said. “I wanted to do something that would make me feel like myself again.”After completing the online quiz, Cathy was invited to Chicago in August to compete with other finalists before being chosen to appear on the program. “I met some really amazing people,” Cathy said. “The whole experience was really kind of mind-blowing for me.”So what’s it like onstage at Jeopardy!? The show only records on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  A week’s worth...
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  • Cathy Sansone says #
    Congratulations, Cathy! It takes me back to Father Loehr's class!
  • Jamie says #
    Very cool ! Good for you, Cathy!
  • Anonymous says #
    You go, Cathy!So proud of you!Svetlana Foley