This week we'll have the opportunity to see someone from our local area competing on 'Jeopardy!' Aaron Gulyas, an instructor at Mott Community College, will appear on the iconic game show this Friday, May 27.

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The history instructor tells WNEM-TV 5 that he's always dreamed of making an appearance on the show. Over the past 13 years, he's made it to the show's audition phase three times.

“It has been a lifetime dream of mine,” Gulyas said. “I have always wanted to be on game shows, even as a little kid. As a big trivia person, I wanted to see how well I would do actually on the set versus in my living room – because I’m pretty good in my living room!”

Flint Has a Rich History of Game Show Contestants

Gulyas certainly isn't the first person from the Flint area to appear on Jeopardy and other nationally-televised game shows.

Chuck Forrest is originally from Grand Blanc and appeared on Jeopardy in 1985. He's the player credited with creating the 'Forrest Bounce,' a technique where players reveal game clues in a random order rather than sticking to one category and revealing clues in dollar-value order. The late Alex Trebek was reputed to dislike the technique, saying that it disrupted the flow of the game.

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Another game-show expert from our area is Chad Mosher. Mosher has competed on 'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire,' and others, including a Jeopardy Teen Tournament competition when he was in 7th grade.

How to Watch

Gulyas is set for this Friday on WNEM-TV 5 here in the Mid-Michigan area. Jeopardy airs at 7 pm locally.

Meet the Flint Area Folks Who've Competed for Real Money on TV Game Shows

Jeopardy, Wheel, Millionaire, you name it, Flint-area folks have been on it.

Over the last several decades, we've seen lots of people from our area competing for and sometimes even winning big money.

Our list includes a former Grand Blanc resident whose Jeopardy strategy is still used today and is reputed to be a maneuver that Alex Trebek hated.

And we even have one gentleman from Flint who's considered a game show expert, appearing on five different shows over the years.

Seven Michigan Towns on 'America's Safest Cities' List

There are a lot of advantages to living in a small town. Ofthen, they're close-knit communitites where everyone seems to know just about everyone and they often boast of low crime rates.

Seven Michigan Townships made the list of 'America's Top 100 Safest Cities' and we're proud to say that two of them are right here in the immediate area.

The information was compiled by SafeWise, using the latest FBI crime data on violent crimes and property crimes.

While you're at it, check out the 25 safest places to live in Michigan.

Dangerous Documentaries: Check Out These Binge-Worthy Shows That Focus on Michigan Murderers

Looking for something to binge? We've assembled a list of 15 documentaries that focus on some of Michigan's worst human beings - Murderers.

Even Michigan's beautiful north is safe from crime, as two of the cases spotlight cases from the Upper Peninsula.

Three women, including one from Flint make the list, along with two former police officers.

Some of the videos below are also available on Peacock and Hulu.

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