Alumnus Michael Muller '01 Wins on Jeopardy

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alumnus Michael Muller '01 wins Jeopardy.Whittier College graduate Michael Muller '01 made his television debut on the popular game show Jeopardy this week.

According to Muller, his half-hour stint on one of the longest-running television quiz shows was an event that was years in the making. In addition to reading up on everything from history to science to literature, Muller completed multiple pre-tests and interviews. He was finally called to the stage in early 2010.

Muller, who teaches junior high school history in Downey, CA., did not go home as a first place winner, but did make an impressive come back from third place to second during the "Final Jeopardy" portion of the game — winning a little more than $18,000.

And what was his final clue: "When the body of this man who died in 1870 was moved in 2002, a cloth with the motto, 'Un pour tous, tous pour un' was used."

Answer: "Who is Dumas?"