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  • Jeopardy! Jan 15

    For ‘Jeopardy’ Fans, Ken Jennings Is the Greatest

    Contestant Ken Jennings is the winner of ‘Jeopardy’s’ entertaining tournament to name the mythical ‘Greatest of All Time’ player in the game show’s history. Jennings won by being bold in Tuesday’s tournament, three times betting all of his points on one question, and three times answering correctly. His closest competitor James Holzhauer had a chance to win when he bet...

  • Jeopardy! Jan 14

    ‘Jeopardy!’ Producers Say Controversial Question Was Mistake

    A clue in a game last week required contestants to identify the site of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. When one contestant said it was in Palestine, she was told she was incorrect and another contestant won $200 for answering Israel. Producers of the game show ‘Jeopardy!’ are apologizing for a mistake that put the show in a...

  • Jeopardy! Jan 13

    ‘Jeopardy!’ Faces Criticism After Wading Into Mideast Conflict

    There seemed to be just $200 on the line when “Jeopardy!” contestant Katie Needle buzzed in with the answer “What is Palestine?” But host Alex Trebek’s response, a decisive “no,” has set off a wave of controversy, NBC News reports. Friday evening’s clue in the category “Where’s that church?” was: “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.”...

  • Jeopardy! Jan 9

    Trebek: ‘Jeopardy!’ Retirement Isn’t Imminent Despite Cancer

    While treatment for pancreatic cancer is taking a toll, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek said he’s not ready to retire although he’s mulled it in recent years. He spoke during a panel promoting ““Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” with top contestants Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, The prime-time contest is airing this week on ABC.

  • Pomfret Jan 4

    Jeopardy Host Trebek Responds After Conn. Students Send 1,000 Paper Cranes

    The famed host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, continues his fight against pancreatic cancer. A Connecticut grade school wanted to make sure he knew that he was not alone. “He brings joy to the learning aspect of almost everything,” said Emma Costa, a seventh-grade student at Pomfret Community School. Costa has been watching Jeopardy since she was 8 years old. Her…

  • Jeopardy! Jan 3

    ‘Jeopardy!’ Titans Compete for $1 Million, ‘Greatest’ Title

    The Super Bowl is weeks away, but for “Jeopardy!” addicts the big game is here: All-time top money winners Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer are facing off for ultimate bragging rights. “The first person to win three matches will be crowned the greatest of all time,” said executive producer Harry Friedman. The winner gets $1 million, with $250,000…

  • Alex Trebek Jan 2

    Alex Trebek’s Wife Jean Shares Toughest Part of Their Cancer Battle

    Alex Trebek’s wife, Jean Trebek, is opening up about his cancer journey....

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    The Jeopardy! host and his spouse sat down with ABC News’ Michael Strahan for a special called What Is Jeopardy? Alex Trebek and America’s Most Popular Quiz Show....

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    When asked what the “toughest part” has been for both of them, Jean said it was seeing her husband in pain...

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Alex Trebek Gets Emotional After ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s Sweet Gesture

    Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was almost moved to tears after a contestant made a sweet gesture during the final moments of the show Monday night. It happened during an episode of the annual Tournament of Champions. Contestant Dhruv Gaur, who is a student at Brown University, was stumped during the Final Jeopardy question. So instead, he wrote “We love...

  • Oct 30, 2019

    ’I Wished I Had Known Sooner’: Alex Trebek Raises Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer in PSA

    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is helping raise awareness about pancreatic cancer following his own diagnosis with the disease. In a 60-second public service announcement Wednesday in support of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, the 79-year-old television host talked about the risks and symptoms of the disease. Read More

  • Oct 7, 2019

    ’Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Says He’s ‘Not Afraid of Dying’

    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who continues to work as he fights pancreatic cancer, said he doesn’t fear death and vowed to stay on the job “as long as my skills do not diminish.” Trebek announced in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but was still on stage in late July when the syndicated show began...

  • Sep 17, 2019

    ’Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Has Resumed Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Alex Trebek Returns To ‘Jeopardy!’ After Cancer Treatment

    Alex Trebek isn’t slowing down. The iconic “Jeopardy!” host is back at work following intense chemotherapy and announced the happy news in a behind-the-scenes video message to fans. Trebek shared hope for Season 36 of the long-running game show, along with gratitude to be able to continue doing what he loves, and proved his sense of humor remained intact throughout...

  • Jun 25, 2019

    ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Out of Debut World Series of Poker Event

    “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said. Buy-in was $1,500 and Holzhauer didn’t reach the top 281 finishers who will win shares of...

  • Jun 25, 2019

    ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Out of Debut World Series of Poker Event

    “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said. Buy-in was $1,500 and Holzhauer didn’t reach the top 281 finishers who will win shares of...

  • Jun 4, 2019

    New ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Emma Boettcher Is Suddenly One of America’s Most Famous Librarians

    Who is Emma Boettcher? That would be the correct question to: She’s the new champion of “Jeopardy!” after besting trivia titan James Holzhauer, NBC News reports. The University of Chicago librarian suddenly became America’s most famous bookworm after word leaked mid-day Monday that she stopped Holzhauer just short of the game show’s all-time money record. “We are just so proud...

  • Jun 4, 2019

    New ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Emma Boettcher Is Suddenly One of America’s Most Famous Librarians

    Who is Emma Boettcher? That would be the correct question to: She’s the new champion of “Jeopardy!” after besting trivia titan James Holzhauer, NBC News reports. The University of Chicago librarian suddenly became America’s most famous bookworm after word leaked mid-day Monday that she stopped Holzhauer just short of the game show’s all-time money record. “We are just so proud...

  • Jun 3, 2019

    Spoiler Alert: ‘Jeopardy!’ Star Holzhauer’s Fate Revealed

    A major spoiler alert has been revealed for “Jeopardy!” fans.

  • Jun 3, 2019

    Spoiler Alert: ‘Jeopardy!’ Star Holzhauer’s Fate Revealed

    A major spoiler alert has been revealed for “Jeopardy!” fans.

  • May 6, 2019

    ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek’s Emmy Award Comes With Standing Ovation

    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.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Gambler Sets Another 1-Day Winnings Record on ‘Jeopardy!’

    A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on “Jeopardy!” James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show’s taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, with Holzhauer’s new high score occurring on Feb. 12.

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