It's being called the saddest moment in Jeopardy history – an 8th grader loses final jeopardy during kids week for misspelling the word "emancipation."
12-year-old Thomas Hurley III correctly answered the question about the Emancipation Proclamation, but because of the misspelling, it was ruled out by host Alex Trebek.
He later told his local newspaper, "I was pretty upset that I was cheated out of the final 'Jeopardy!' question. It was just a spelling error."
Many have pointed out however, that even if Hurley spelled the answer correctly, he would not have won. The boy who did win, 12-year-old Skyler Hornback, set a kids week record, winning $30,000 in one episode.
What do you think? Is is fair Hurley's answer was disqualified?