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What Should the New ‘Jeopardy!’ Be? Guest Hosts Provide the Clues. – The New York Times

Following Alex Trebek’s death, a parade of replacements seem to be battling for the soul of the game — and the state of knowledge itself.

By Amanda Hess, May 5, 2021

By Cari Vander Yacht

On a recent “Jeopardy!” episode, one of the contestants, Mike Nelson, alighted upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Nelson — “an actor originally from Chesterton, Indiana,” as the “Jeopardy!” announcer Johnny Gilbert introduced him — selected an $800 clue that triggered a Daily Double.

It was Anderson Cooper’s first night guest-hosting the show, but Nelson had a different man in mind as he made his wager. “I’ve always wanted to say this,” Nelson said. “Let’s make it a true Daily Double” — and here Nelson closed his eyes and lifted his hands as if to signal for some kind of celestial field goal — “Alex.”

Source: What Should the New ‘Jeopardy!’ Be? Guest Hosts Provide the Clues. – The New York Times

Happy Birthday Art Fleming: Remembering the Original ‘Jeopardy!’ Host

Written by Emily Morgan, May 1, 2021

–from article…

Today, we say Happy Birthday to the original man behind “Jeopardy!” — Art Fleming.

Born on May 1, 1924, Fleming is remembered for being the host of the first version of the television game show “Jeopardy!,” which aired on NBC from 1964 until 1975.

He was born to parents William and Marie Fazzin, who immigrated to New York City from Austria. In high school, Fleming was a successful athlete on his high schools’ football team. He later attended Colgate and Cornell Universities, where he had a spot on the football and water polo teams at both colleges.

Source: Happy Birthday Art Fleming: Remembering the Original ‘Jeopardy!’ Host

On This Day: ‘Jeopardy!’ First Airs on Television in 1964

Written by Jon D. B., March 30, 2021

Relive the birth of an “American Institution” as we celebrate the debut of ‘Jeopardy!’ on this day – March 30 – way back in 1964.

Today, game show titan ‘Jeopardy!’ is synonymous with the late, great Alex Trebek. Yet the show had existed for a full two decades before his celebrated tenure began. And at the heart of it all was producing mastermind, Merv Griffin.

Source: On This Day: ‘Jeopardy!’ First Airs on Television in 1964

(50) An Update from Alex | JEOPARDY! – YouTube

We are pulling for you, Alex.. as you resume chemotherapy for that cancer, keep fighting…