Monday, March 7, 2016

Television Corner: Bill Patschak to appear on "Jeopardy!"

A fellow alum from Walkersville High School will make his way as a contestant onto another one of the nation’s most popular television game shows.  

Bill Patschak, a familiar face to the trivia circuit in the Frederick area, will be one of three contestants on “Jeopardy!” His appearance on the Alex Trebek-hosted trivia game show was taped earlier in the year.  This will be Patschak’s second national game show television appearance.

Patschak was one of many contestant hopefuls chosen by the producers of the show, by completing the scheduled “Jeopardy!” online contestant test.

Before “Jeopardy!”

Patschak is no stranger to television game shows.  In Jan. 2013, he made his national television game show debut on the syndicated version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” with then-host Meredith Vieira.  His fellow friends in the local trivia circuit have also appeared on the aforementioned game show, Chad Bartholomew in Aug. 2012 and David Gould in Nov. 2012.

Patschak was mentioned in an article on local trivia night tournaments in the Nov. 2015 edition of Frederick Magazine.

Watch “Jeopardy!” with contestant Bill Patschak

Be sure to watch Bill Patschak’s appearance on “Jeopardy!”  It will air this Wed. at 7:30 p.m. on WJLA-TV 7 (in the Washington, D.C. /Frederick, Maryland area).