Catching up to Tuesday **

Text• Tonight's "Jeopardy" is the game when champion Ken Jennings is finally dethroned. He won $2.5 million on 74 shows before losing in a match taped in September. The new champ is Nancy Zerg, a real estate agent and former actress who lives in Ventura.

• Mayor Hahn decides to push for a citywide sales tax increase to pay for more police officers. He'd like voters to get the issue on the May runoff ballot. Daily News, Daily Breeze.

• Candidate Bernard Parks, meanwhile, called again for doing away with the LAPD's 3-12 work schedule. Also, Thursday's debate between Hahn and his four main challengers will be televised on KNBC at 7 p.m. That's an hour later than originally planned, so that channel 4 can air the first newscast of NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

• The American Journalism Review, in a piece about how newspapers should not usually stonewall their critics, writes that the L.A. Times may have been correct not to give in to attacks on last year's pre-election groping stories: "The Schwarzenegger story is perhaps the classic case of reporting that merits a refusal to retreat."

• KCRW says that "no conditions were imposed" for Paul Reubens' conversation with Elvis Mitchell on "The Treatment," airing next Monday at 2:30 p.m. The interview airs that day in lieu of "The Business" with Claude Brodesser and KCRW bills it as the first time the voice of "Pee Wee Herman" has been recorded since 1991. * Also: Terry Gross spoke with Reubens on "Fresh Air" Monday, but two people who heard it say the question of conditions—and his legal problems—didn't come up. Nor did the voice of Pee Wee, apparently. ** And yet: Someone else emails to say that Gross did mention conditions for the interview. I could always listen to find out, but I don't have time. You may hear it here.

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