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  • Alex Trebek Mulls Early Jeopardy! Exit, Reveals 'Diminished' Hosting Skills

    10/08/2019 7:35:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 8, 2019 | Rebecca Iannucci
    Despite his commitment to hosting Jeopardy! while undergoing cancer treatment, Alex Trebek has revealed that his skills behind the podium “have started to diminish.” In a new interview with the Canadian newsmagazine W5, Trebek spoke candidly about his future at Jeopardy!, acknowledging that the side effects of chemotherapy may cause him to leave the show earlier than anticipated. “I talk to the producers about this all the time now. I say, ‘Look, I’m slurring my words. My tongue doesn’t work as well as it used to,'” Trebek began. “The chemo has caused sores inside my mouth. It makes it difficult...
  • Alex Trebek Undergoing Chemo Again After Cancer Setback

    09/17/2019 10:43:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/17/2019
    Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” the “Jeopardy!” host said he “was doing so well” and his medical reports had approached normal levels after his first round of chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he suddenly began losing weight. “I lost about 12 pounds in a week,” Trebek said. “And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again, and that’s what I’m doing.” “Early on, I was down on myself. I didn’t realize how fallible each of us is in his...
  • Alex Trebek Back to Work at Jeopardy! After Completing Chemotherapy (36 Seasons!)

    08/29/2019 1:17:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    TVLine via Yahoo Entertainment ^ | 08/29/2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Alex Trebek is returning to work as Jeopardy! host this week, nearly six months after revealing he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The six-time Daytime Emmy winner (and Lifetime Achievement honoree) released a video (below) on Thursday afternoon announcing that his chemotherapy treatments are “over” and he is now “on the mend.” Trebek shared his cancer diagnosis on March 6, saying, “I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” he said. “And with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat...
  • James Holzhauer’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Streak Ends Just Shy of a Record

    06/04/2019 7:13:04 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 3, 2019 | Julia Jacobs
    For weeks, the “Jeopardy!” phenomenon James Holzhauer had been unstoppable. He set the record for the most money won in one episode, holds the second spot on the list, and the next 14. Eleven times during his winning streak, he went a whole game without buzzing in incorrectly. For fans, the question was not whether he would surpass the $2.52 million Ken Jennings won during his record 74-game winning streak in 2004, but when. The correct response: What is never? In the prerecorded episode that aired on Monday, Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy!” reign came to an end with his 33rd game, a...
  • Alex Trebek's 'Near-Remission' Reflects Recent Progress On Pancreatic Cancer

    06/02/2019 10:35:52 AM PDT · by libh8er · 19 replies
    WBUR ^ | Carey Goldberg
    In late 2015, Bob Minetti started feeling stomach pains that mysteriously came and went and moved to his lower back. Extensive testing led to one of the most dire of diagnoses: pancreatic cancer. And the small tumor was lodged against a key blood vessel, so it couldn't be surgically removed. Minetti, a retired academic fundraiser from South Natick, Massachusetts, enrolled in a clinical trial at Massachusetts General Hospital that included a powerful newer chemotherapy, called FOLFIRINOX. The tumor, which he thought of as about the size of a hard candy, responded dramatically. "It's really shrunk like butter in the microwave,"...
  • NBC Edits Out Alex Trebek Crediting Prayers With Helping His Cancer Battle

    05/30/2019 9:23:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 5/29/2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an interview with People magazine out Wednesday, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek credited the prayers of millions of his fans for helping him in his fight against stage-four pancreatic cancer, now in “near remission.” Yet, while ABC’s World News Tonight touted Trebek’s praise, the CBS Evening News ignored that part of Trebek’s comments and NBC Nightly News edited it out of the quotes read and video clips they aired. Before we can examine what was missing, let’s look at what should have been reported. ABC anchor David Muir recalled how Trebek “vowed to fight it” by playing a soundbite of...
  • "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his cancer is "near remission" after "mind-boggling" chemo results

    05/29/2019 8:17:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 29, 2019 | Jason Silverstein
    What is "mind-boggling"? This good news from "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. The game show star says he is "near remission" less than three months after announcing his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer — an illness with a survival rate of only 9 percent. Trebek called his positive response to chemotherapy "kind of mind-boggling." "The doctors said they hadn't seen this kind of positive result in their memory," Trebek told People, adding that some of his tumors "have already shrunk by more than 50 percent." Trebek, 79, says the progress brought him "tears of joy." He still has several more...
  • Jeopardy!: James Holzhauer breaks single-day Jeopardy record — again.

    04/18/2019 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/17/2019
    James Holzhauer breaks single-day Jeopardy record — again (breaks his own record).
  • Thank You From Alex Trebek | JEOPARDY!

    03/14/2019 10:03:13 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 47 replies
    Jeopardy! Youtube page ^ | March 14, 2019 | Alex Trebek
    “Hi everyone, I just want to take a few moments to say thanks to the – believe it or not – hundreds of thousands of people who have sent in tweets, texts, emails, cards and letters wishing me well following my recent health announcement. I’ve heard from former contestants – even Watson, the IBM computer, sent me a get-well card. Now obviously, I won’t be able to respond to all of you individually, but I do want you to know that I do read everything I receive. And I am thankful for the kind words, the prayers and the advice...
  • 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek reveals stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis

    03/07/2019 6:59:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | MAR 06, 2019 | 5:10 PM | KATE FELDMAN
    'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek reveals stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis Alex Trebek made a heartbreaking announcement Wednesday when the longtime “Jeopardy!” host announced that he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Alex Trebek made a heartbreaking announcement Wednesday when the longtime “Jeopardy!” host announced that he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. “I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base,” Trebek, 78, said in a video message recorded on the iconic set. “I also wanted to...
  • ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

    03/06/2019 2:18:20 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 146 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3/6/19 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek revealed in a YouTube video Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek said in the video he was given the health update this week. "Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working," he said. "And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."
  • Alex Trebek moderated a gubernatorial debate in Pennsylvania. It didn’t go well.

    10/02/2018 8:54:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    msn ^ | October 2, 2018
    It was a surreal moment in the middle of a surreal news cycle. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and his Republican challenger, Scott Wagner, sat on stage, their faces frozen and their hands clasped. And Alex Trebek, the “Jeopardy!” host and the moderator of Monday night’s debate, let loose, joking that the only thing with a lower approval rating than the Pennsylvania legislature was the Catholic Church. Polite laughter from the audience quickly turned to boos. Trebek, dressed in a purple flowered tie with a matching pocket square, looked out at the crowd watching the two candidates face off at...
  • Alex Trebek hints that he'll retire from 'Jeopardy!' in 2020, suggests successors

    07/30/2018 1:02:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    Alex Trebek has hinted that he may be ready to step away from “Jeopardy!” the game show he’s hosted since 1984. He even went as far as to suggest potential replacements. Speaking to Harvey Levin on the latest episode of “OBJECTified,” Trebek revealed there’s more than a 50/50 chance he’ll step away from his hosting duties in 2020, once his contract is up. “Sure,” he responded, when asked if he can see life beyond “Jeopardy!”
  • Alex Trebek sued by woman who claims his dog charged at her

    07/14/2018 4:59:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 13, 2018 | ARIEL SCOTTI
    What are, “legal bones to pick,” Alex? “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is being sued by a woman named Hanna Ketai who claims his “large black dog” ran from his property toward her, forcing her to fall near oncoming traffic earlier this month, according to TMZ. Ketai is now claiming in the suit she suffered physical, mental and emotional damages since the incident, affecting her ability to work, according to the entertainment site.
  • ‘Jeopardy!’ on hiatus after host Alex Trebek has brain surgery

    01/05/2018 11:28:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 4, 2018 | ALEX JOHNSON
    LOS ANGELES — Taping of the game show "Jeopardy!" has been suspended briefly while host Alex Trebek recovers from surgery to remove blood clots from his brain, Trebek and the show's producer said Thursday. Trebek, 77, who has hosted the quintessential American quiz for more than 33 years, said Thursday that he was diagnosed with the blood clots, a condition called subdural hematoma, in December after he suffered a bad fall in October. In a video from his home that was posted on the show's official website, Trebek downplayed the operation as "a slight medical problem" and said he hoped...
  • Trebek called sexist for asking Army Master Sergeant if being a woman made her job difficult

    12/20/2017 4:36:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 20, 2017 | Kathleen Joyce
    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was slammed by social media users Tuesday after he asked a contestant if her job as an Army Master Sergeant was hard because she was a woman. Trebek made the comment while asking the show’s three contestants basic questions about their lives to introduce the audience to the participants. Lisa Beth Davis, a retired Army Master Sergeant, took Trebek’s question in stride. Trebek asked the woman: “That must be really tough for a woman because a master sergeant is giving orders most of the time. How was it for you?”
  • For $2,000: This TV Host Doesn't Think The Washington Football Team Should Change Its Name

    05/17/2014 10:47:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    DCist ^ | 05/17/2014
    Who is Alex Trebek? That's right: The popular TV host doesn't think the Washington football team should change its name, as he told The New Republic as part of a longer profile. During football season, he follows the [WFT], whom he doesn’t think should change their name. “They weren’t called the [WFT] because we thought [WFT] were terrible; it’s because we admire their strength, their abilities,” he says. In his dressing room one day, Trebek had on Fox News in the background. “Somebody was saying on television a few days ago that the Tea Party is a reflection of the...
  • Vanity: Alex Trebec has now covered Benghazi more than NBC

    11/07/2012 5:54:29 PM PST · by Dilbert56 · 10 replies
    Jeopardy | 11/07/2012 | dilbert56
    One of the clues on tonight's Jeopardy was to name the city where Ambassador Stevens was killed. It occurred to me that Jeopardy had provided more coverage of the Benghazi terrorist attack than NBC.
  • 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek suffers mild heart attack

    06/24/2012 12:24:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack. Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday.
  • Alex Trebek Hosts Occupy Wall Street Jeopardy (Satire)

    11/06/2011 3:46:26 PM PST · by writer33 · 20 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 11/06/2011 | Chris Davis
    Johnny Gilbert: This is Jeopardy! With your host…Aleeexxxx Truuuuubeeeekkkk! Alex Trebek: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. This week we’re doing something special. We’re having an Occupy Wall Street Jeopardy. That’s right. All contestants are current occupants of Zuccotti Park, and they’ve come to exhibit their brain power. So let’s meet our contestants. Johnny Gilbert: First, there’s Joseph Bringle – an 18-year old student that attends Claremont Preparatory School in Manhattan, and has joined in the occupation to register his affirmation on Karl Marx’s dogma. Next, there’s Jacqueline Chastity, a 23-year old lesbian feminist attending NYU (New York University) who believes that...