Fran Fried, a well-known member of the Connecticut transgender and journalism communities, will compete as a contestant on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Fried announced the news on her Facebook page and it was quickly shared by dozens of her friends and supporters, including Cafe Nine in New Haven, which is having a viewing party that night. Dutch Tavern in New London also is holding a viewing party.
Fried, 56, of Prospect, says she has been a fan of "Jeopardy!" her whole life and has watched it since it first came on the air in 1964, when she was 3 years old.
"I was just a toddler. I gravitated to 'Jeopardy!' I was a...