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Friday, Jun. 11, 2021
“Jeopardy!” needed a host, and Lucille Ball had an enthusiastic suggestion for creator Merv Griffin: The smooth-voiced, debonair emcee of the “High Rollers” game show.
That was 1984. Decades later, filling the void left by the late Alex Trebek involves sophisticated research and a parade...
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020
Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show "Jeopardy!" for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of schoolmaster strictness, died Sunday. He was 80.
Trebek, who announced in 2019 that he had advanced pancreatic cancer, died at his Los Angeles home, surrounded by...
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
The "Jeopardy!" tournament matching the game show's three most accomplished and well-known players has proven to be a big hit for ABC, which clearly hopes the competition goes on as long as possible.
The three matches between Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter were each seen by...
Monday, May. 6, 2019
Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of "Jeopardy!" — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer diagnosis.
Trebek, 78, who announced in March he has advanced pancreatic cancer, told the theater audience Sunday he had been...