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Brazil native to be on game show

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek stands next to Brazil native Eddie Angleton in January. Angleton was a contestant. The show is scheduled to air Thursday.



The answer is Eddie Angleton.

What's the question? Name the 1975 graduate of Brazil High School who will be a contestant on the TV game show, "Jeopardy!," on Thursday.

Angleton, a 48-year-old biochemist, enjoys golf, cooking and photography.

"Appearing on 'Jeopardy!'is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences," Angleton said. "It's a mix of euphoria bordering on terror with a touch of the surreal."

Eddie is a Brazil native who now lives in Indianapolis with Jenny, his bride of 2 1/2 years. They have no children.

He is a biochemist with Eli Lilly and Co..

Eddie's father, Edwin, still lives in Brazil.

"I've watched 'Jeopardy!' my whole life," Eddie said Wednesday morning. "I've always thought it would be neat to go on 'Jeopardy!'."

So, when the show announced tryouts would be held in Chicago, Eddie filled out an online application. He made the trip to Chicago and took a 50-question test and was interviewed.

In January, TV producers invited him to Los Angeles to be on the show which was recorded for later broadcast.

He was one of 400 people chosen out of 25,000 applicants to appear on the show this year, according to a news release.

Eddie is sworn to secrecy -- he can't reveal how he did on the show, but said it was "very rewarding" and then laughed.

"Jeopardy!" is seen in Terre Haute on WTWO as well as by 17 million viewers across the United States each day.

The show is in its 22nd season. Alex Trebek is the host.

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