Jeopardy! fans were heartbroken to learn of the passing of host Alex Trebek earlier this month. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for some time. On Thursday, the show revealed a moving Thanksgiving message from Trebek. The prerecorded message urges viewers to “keep the faith” while going through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He also says there are many reasons to be thankful right now.
Thanksgiving message from Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek
In the video clip, included below, Trebek spoke in a moving and inspiring way on the Jeopardy! set. He said that despite what America and the rest of the world are experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful.
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Trebek pointed out that more and more people are extending helpful hands to do a kind act for their neighbors. He added that this is a good thing and that fans should keep the faith. The late Jeopardy! host said we are going to get through all of this. He added that we will be a better society because of what we are going through.
Readers can enjoy Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek’s moving message in the video included here. The show captioned the image to say the message was high on their list of things to be thankful for this year. Showrunners went on to wish fans a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex's Thanksgiving message from today's show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/8OlpkSGi9r
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 26, 2020
Prerecorded shows to come
Prior to his passing on November 8, Trebek prerecorded various shows that were set to air throughout the holiday season. However, Jeopardy! announced earlier this week that his final episodes will air during the week of January 4, 2021. As noted by CBS News, they explained that this is due to “anticipated preemptions around Christmas and New Year’s.”
The show also announced this week that production will resume on new episodes on November 30. These will be filmed with a series of interim hosts, the first of which will be Ken Jennings. Ken is a former contestant on the show, widely regarded as the best Jeopardy! player of all time.
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For those who haven’t seen Jeopardy, it is a classic game show, with a twist. The contestants are given the answers first and then have to supply the questions. Three contestants, including the previous show’s champion, compete in six categories and in three rounds.
In the third round, the contestants can name their own jackpot. This is as long as the figure is within the amount of money they have already won. If a contestant finishes the second round with zero dollars, they are eliminated from Final Jeopardy.
So far, no new information has been provided by Jeopardy! about who will permanently replace Alex Trebek. The late host appeared on more than 8,000 episodes over a period of more than 35 years. In the process, Trebek won six Daytime Emmys. As for some popular picks by fans for his replacement, these include Jennings. Other picks are Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton and ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.
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