J! in the Media

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat May 04, 2019 1:20 pm

For a much more intelligent CNN interview, here's our very own Vermonter discussing James.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by trainman » Sun May 05, 2019 11:47 pm

Jeopardy! sensation James Holzhauer is a winning hand for Las Vegas

The hook to this article is that James was given the "key to the Strip" last week. A couple of other items of note:

* The claim is that he's "spreading his winnings around town," with some charitable contributions -- but does this mean that he's already gotten a check, or is he donating in advance of actually receiving his winnings?

* An advertiser on the local J! broadcasts has produced a commercial congratulating James. (It doesn't seem to be available on YouTube.)

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by harrumph » Mon May 06, 2019 2:02 pm

A contestant who lost to James writes about her experience.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/arts ... stein.html

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by harrumph » Wed May 08, 2019 2:29 pm

James is interviewed by Scott Van Pelt on ESPN's Sportscenter.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by harrumph » Wed May 08, 2019 3:33 pm

The NY Times might as well run a daily column on James. We get some biography here. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/arts ... pardy.html

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by squarekara » Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm

CBS Sunday Morning will run a segment on Alex and his cancer battle this weekend:

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Post by Robert K S » Thu May 09, 2019 3:29 pm

I so admire Alex's keeping up with media appearances during what ought to be his vacation and a very difficult one at that. He referred to himself as a "wuss" but what he is doing is extremely brave.

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Post by squarekara » Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:29 pm
He referred to himself as a "wuss" but what he is doing is extremely brave.
Amen. He could have easily asked for privacy. Instead, he's demonstrating remarkable grace and good humor in trying circumstances. He's an effing gladiator.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Fighting Words » Fri May 10, 2019 1:29 pm

Missing a couple (admittedly written by me):

https://www.usbets.com/former-jeopardy- ... holzhauer/

https://deadspin.com/what-its-like-to-g ... 1834482418

I also had a third, extended piece that was more like an oral history — unfortunately it got canceled at the last minute by the major site that was supposed to run it. =(

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by Spiny Norman » Fri May 10, 2019 5:05 pm

I don't think I have seen either of these stories posted here yet.

ABC's Nightline did a story two weeks ago on James which includes interviews with several J! alumni at O'Briens Pub Quiz and video of many others. How many can you identify?


Also Jackie Fuchs wrote a story about the experience that she had being in the J! studio for the final day of taping season 35.
https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/alex-trebek-cancer/

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun May 12, 2019 11:01 am

squarekara wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm
CBS Sunday Morning will run a segment on Alex and his cancer battle this weekend:
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Here is the full interview: www.cbsnews.com/news/jeopardy-host-alex ... diagnosis/

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun May 12, 2019 12:52 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:49 pm
squarekara wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:00 pm

The hair needs more volume in the 80's figure, but it's cool anyway.
Bah, have to roll the dice to get the mustached variant. Not a fan of Funko doing that. Their latest Goose had two variants as well, with the cooler (IMO) one a rare random.
My dice roll through Amazon (pre-ordered 2 months ago & arrived today) was a lucky one as I got the mustache limited edition one. Now I'll have to order again to get the regular one. Or try to get the regular one. It's nice to be able to avoid eBay and any gougers to obtain both.

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Post by Mathew5000 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Interview with Alex Trebek on CBC:

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1521786947967
(11-minute video)

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1521991747993
(5 min 49 sec audio clip from Sudbury radio program "Morning North")

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/j ... -1.5134725
(Website article)

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by earendel » Thu May 16, 2019 9:25 am

The Onion's latest comments on James.

https://entertainment.theonion.com/5-th ... 1834746909
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by kerryoakie » Fri May 17, 2019 12:01 pm

NPR's All Things Considered ran a piece on James yesterday evening from a new perspective: James' brother's wife's brother, Kenny Malone (follow that?). Since they share four nieces and nephews, the story focused on "favorite uncle" status more than James' Jeopardy dominance.

Transcript and a link to the story can be found here: https://www.npr.org/2019/05/16/72408988 ... -uncle-off

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Fri May 17, 2019 8:34 pm

earendel wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:25 am
The Onion's latest comments on James.

https://entertainment.theonion.com/5-th ... 1834746909

I usually like their stuff, but that was lame.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by morbeedo » Fri May 17, 2019 9:19 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:34 pm
earendel wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:25 am
The Onion's latest comments on James.

https://entertainment.theonion.com/5-th ... 1834746909

I usually like their stuff, but that was lame.
100%

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri May 17, 2019 10:16 pm

The 5/27 issue of Time is in on the action:

http://time.com/5589952/jeopardy-james- ... r-records/

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Hard to read in the small print at the end is the Archive and The Jeopardy Fan among the credits.

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Re: J! in the Media

Post by OrangeSAM » Fri May 17, 2019 11:22 pm

There's a brief interview with James in the latest Sports Illustrated. No, not the swimsuit issue. Quite a bit on his sports gambling techniques and how it was applied to J!
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