Tribute Is To Long-Time Host Alex Trebek
Posted Nov. 10, 2020
In a tribute to long-time host Alex Trebek, the Game Show Network will be airing a 6-hour marathon of “Jeopardy” this weekend.
It will be Saturday, Nov 14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ET. Game Show Network talent will share words of tribute throughout the marathon.
“Join us as we celebrate Alex Trebek and his legacy,” the channel stated in a Tweet. “He was truly in a category of his own.”
Trebek hosted the show for nearly 37 seasons. He passed away Sunday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He filmed his last shows less than two weeks before his death. His final day in the studio was Oct. 29.
He had taped 35 episodes prior to his passing and the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, said that they will all air, with the final one coming on Christmas Day.
Richards called Trebek’s passing an “enormous loss for our staff and crew, for his family and for his millions of fans.” He want on to add that, “he loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” he said. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.”
About airing the final episodes, Richards said, “that’s what he wanted. “On behalf of everyone here at ‘Jeopardy!’ thank you for everything, Alex.”
Trebek joined the show in 1984 and won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host.
There is a bio and tribute to Trebek on the “Jeopardy” website, www.jeopardy.com