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FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for 'Jeopardy'

Jan. 17, 2020 4:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel says the folks at “Jeopardy!” need to get their directions straight. Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel said in a video on Friday that the popular show got a question about winter storms wrong in an episode televised on Thursday. The clue:...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Ken Jennings, a cast member in the ABC television series

For 'Jeopardy' fans, Ken Jennings is the greatest

Jan. 15, 2020 12:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Being bold paid off for new “Jeopardy!” mega-champion Ken Jennings, while it didn't for his opponents. Jennings won his third match in the “Jeopardy!” “Greatest of all Time” contest televised on Tuesday, an event that's been a prime-time hit for...

In this image released by ABC, host Alex Trebec, left, appear with contestants, James Holzhauer, center, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, right, on the set of

'Jeopardy' tournament matching 3 stars a big hit for ABC

Jan. 14, 2020 5:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Jeopardy!” tournament matching the game show's three most accomplished and well-known players has proven to be a big hit for ABC, which clearly hopes the competition goes on as long as possible. The three matches between Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter were...

'Jeopardy!' producers say controversial question was mistake

Jan. 14, 2020 10:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the game show “Jeopardy!” have apologized for a clue that waded into political hot water involving Israeli control of the West Bank, saying an incorrect version of the show was sent to television stations. A game shown last Friday asked contestants to identify the...

FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Trebek: 'Jeopardy!' retirement isn't imminent despite cancer

Jan. 8, 2020 7:55 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final “Jeopardy!” episode isn't on the horizon. “I don't foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady charges onto the field for an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Trebek interview points to viewer interest in 'Jeopardy!''

Jan. 7, 2020 5:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If you judge by viewer interest in ABC's interview with Alex Trebek, the upcoming “World Series” of “Jeopardy!” is shaping up as a winner for the network. Michael Strahan's interview with the cancer-stricken host of the popular game show was seen by 7.8 million...

FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Trebek to Rep. John Lewis: Let's survive cancer in 2020

Jan. 6, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. “We’re starting a new year, and let’s see if we can’t both complete the year as pancreatic cancer survivors,” Trebek said when asked what he would tell...

In this image released by ABC, contestants, from left, James Holzhauer, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings appear on the set of

'Jeopardy!' titans compete for $1 million, 'Greatest' title

Jan. 3, 2020 10:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...

FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Trebek says he needs 30 seconds for exit on final 'Jeopardy'

Jan. 2, 2020 8:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show, whenever that may be. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue...