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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...
  • Alex Trebek’s Extraordinary Recovery Is Testament to Our Innovative Health Care System

    06/10/2019 5:59:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2019 | Adam Barsouk
    Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek recently announced that his stage IV pancreatic cancer, with an average 5-year survival rate of less than 3 percent, is receding at a “mind-boggling” rate only a few months into treatment.Trebek shared that some of his tumors have shrunk more than 50 percent, a powerful sign that his treatment is working.This extraordinary news comes as a stark contrast to the many public figures in recent years, including Steve Jobs, Aretha Franklin, and Charles Krauthammer, who lost their battles against the deadly disease. Pancreatic cancer is particularly deadly, projected to become the second leading cause of cancer deaths...
  • ‘Jeopardy!’ leaker who spoiled James Holzhauer episode is in big trouble

    06/04/2019 12:13:06 PM PDT · by DFG · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/04/2019 | Aaron Feis
    The answer: Polishing their résumé. The question: How will a member of the “Jeopardy!” production team soon be spending their time? “Jeopardy!” executive producer Harry Friedman said Tuesday that he thinks he knows who’s responsible for leaking the ending of James Holzhauer’s final episode, and that “very, very, very appropriate” action will be taken. “We think we know where and who and how,” Friedman told the Washington Post, as he recounted the moment he learned on Sunday that a clip showing Holzhauer’s defeat in Monday’s episode was going viral.
  • 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,"...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • 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!' host Alex Trebek tapped to moderate Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate

    02/21/2018 1:00:20 PM PST · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2018 | Alex Pappas
    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has been selected to moderate a gubernatorial debate later this year in Pennsylvania, organizers say, giving the venerable quiz show's longtime game master a chance to dabble in politics. The Oct. 1 debate is being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. The chamber is inviting Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the eventual Republican gubernatorial nominee to participate in a 45-minute debate. “Although candidates won’t answer in the form of questions, they will share their perspectives on job creation, fiscal policy, reasonable regulatory oversight and more!” the chamber says on its website.
  • ‘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?”
  • '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.
  • Liberal Propaganda for $300: 'Jeopardy' Sells Out to Democrats

    05/10/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT · by DFG · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 05/10/12 | Matthew Sheffield
    Does Alex Trebek owe Republicans equal time on his Jeopardy! game show? Answer: Yes, the show has become overrun by Democratic politicians and is only going to get even more politically imbalanced in the days to come. Last week and this week, the popular game show, in which contestants are given clues and must provide the answer in the form of a question, has been presenting its annual "Teen Tournament" shows with young Americans as contestants -- and First Lady Michelle Obama presenting some of the clues. The show is being broadcast from Washington DC during the Teen Tournament. On...
  • Suspect in Trebek Burglary Could Face Life Sentence

    08/02/2011 7:36:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2011 | DAVE ITZKOFF
    The woman who is accused of robbing the hotel room of the “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek could face a life sentence under a California law for repeat offenders. Lucinda Moyers, 56, who last week was arrested on charges of felony burglary and receiving stolen property after Mr. Trebek pursued her from his room, has two previous burglary convictions on her record, a district attorney’s spokeswoman told The San Francisco Chronicle. Ms. Moyers herself told The Chronicle that the two convictions stem from incidents at San Francisco hotels in 1990 and 1991, and that she would now be charged under California’s...
  • "Jeopardy" Host Alex Trebek Injured Chasing Burglar in Hotel

    07/27/2011 6:03:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA News ^ | July 27, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTLA) -- "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek was sporting a new pair of crutches at an appearance Wednesday after he injured himself while chasing a burglar at his San Francisco Hotel. Trebek, 71, was in town to host the 2011 National Geographic World Championship at Google's headquarters in Mountain View. The Canadian game show host told audience members Wednesday that he was chasing a burglar down the hallway of his hotel when he fell and ruptured in Achilles tendon, according to Mountain View Patch.
  • Host Cracks Bush Joke at Geography Bee

    05/21/2009 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Baladas · 23 replies · 1,590+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON (May 20) — The nation's top geography whiz breezed through questions about mountain ranges, rivers and world capitals Wednesday, but he was stumped when National Geographic Bee host Alex Trebek asked him to name one of his weaknesses. "Um ..." said Eric Yang, 13, pausing. The Texas teen had just revealed to the "Jeopardy!" host how he crafts his own chess strategies and plays the piano. "That's OK," Trebek replied. "You remind me of a former president, but we won't get into that."