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seaborgium wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:53 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
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alietr wrote:
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Alex, Ken, Brad, and the Other Guy will be on Good Morning America tomorrow.
why did you refer to holzhauer as the other guy?
Because he was counting on your ability to use the process of elimination. Congrats! You did it!
i am guessing that wasn't the manifest purpose

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Here's today's Good Morning America piece on the GOAT tourney.

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/cult ... wdOuQ6uKw8
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For my fellow Canadians, CTV is airing an hour-long program tonight (Wed. Dec. 18) at 10 PM Eastern. It is called "CTV News Special: A Conversation With Alex Trebek", and here is the description:

CTV Chief News Anchor Lisa LaFlamme sits down with longtime Jeopardy host Alex Trebek to talk about his career, his family, and his battle with cancer.

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MtlMike wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:56 pm
For my fellow Canadians, CTV is airing an hour-long program tonight (Wed. Dec. 18) at 10 PM Eastern. It is called "CTV News Special: A Conversation With Alex Trebek", and here is the description:

CTV Chief News Anchor Lisa LaFlamme sits down with longtime Jeopardy host Alex Trebek to talk about his career, his family, and his battle with cancer.
Is this a new program or a rerun from earlier this fall?
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Forwarding my DVR guide to January 2nd at 8pm on ABC, shows: What is Jeopardy!? Alex Trebek and America's Most Popular Quiz Show

A behind-the-scenes look at the taping of quiz show "Jeopardy!", an exclusive interview at home with Alex Trebek and his wife Jean; a look at the show's most memorable moments and contestants; hosted by Michael Strahan.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forwarding my DVR guide to January 2nd at 8pm on ABC, shows: What is Jeopardy!? Alex Trebek and America's Most Popular Quiz Show

A behind-the-scenes look at the taping of quiz show "Jeopardy!", an exclusive interview at home with Alex Trebek and his wife Jean; a look at the show's most memorable moments and contestants; hosted by Michael Strahan.
Excited about that documentary.

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The January 2020 issue of Science of Mind: Guide for Spiritual Living magazine has a 6-page feature on Jean Trebek and how she's been dealing with Alex's illness, from a spiritual perspective. There's stuff about Alex too, of course, including pictures from their 1990 wedding.

I picked up a copy at Barnes & Noble. It doesn't look like the Centers for Spiritual Living put the articles up on their website.

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Alex was spotted courtside at the Lakers game on Christmas. Looked pretty good.

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From Dave Barry's review of 2019:

In entertainment news, James Holzhauer’s record-breaking victory streak on “Jeopardy!” finally comes to an end when, in the Final Jeopardy round, he is flagged for a face mask violation by an NFL officiating crew.

(He makes fun of NFL refs throughout the column.)

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A little before midnight, Alex Trebek offered his wishes to everyone watching Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve on the network that will be airing the GOAT tournament.
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"Hi everyone, I'm Alex Trebek, and from all of us here at Jeopardy!, here's wishing you a New Year filled with love, happiness, and hopefully a little knowledge. Happy New Year, America."

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forwarding my DVR guide to January 2nd at 8pm on ABC, shows: What is Jeopardy!? Alex Trebek and America's Most Popular Quiz Show

A behind-the-scenes look at the taping of quiz show "Jeopardy!", an exclusive interview at home with Alex Trebek and his wife Jean; a look at the show's most memorable moments and contestants; hosted by Michael Strahan.
Looks like some boardies are featured! Nice going!

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The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well.

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Article on the upcoming special: https://nypost.com/2020/01/02/jeopardy- ... -the-best/

Jennings says he was playing during the first Bush presidency. Huh?

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Woppy T wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Article on the upcoming special: https://nypost.com/2020/01/02/jeopardy- ... -the-best/

Jennings says he was playing during the first Bush presidency. Huh?
He probably meant W's first term.

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seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Woppy T wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Article on the upcoming special: https://nypost.com/2020/01/02/jeopardy- ... -the-best/

Jennings says he was playing during the first Bush presidency. Huh?
He probably meant W's first term.
I can accept that the reporter might have bungled some quotes. For instance, as much as I like Jan Brady
[Alex] still does a very difficult job with amazing plumb...
Ken must have said "aplomb".

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brick wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 pm
The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well.
TIL that the Weird Al song "I Lost On Jeopardy" preceded the show's Trebek run.

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brick wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 pm
The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well.
The surprise of it all for me was the inclusion of Greg Hopkins, the champ from the first episode. He talked about how the $8,400 he won made a difference in his life (with no mention of throwing away $9,000 in the following episode).

Also briefly depicted was Michael Pascuzzi's marriage proposal in 2018 (with no love for our humble administrator's own in 2006.)

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:08 am
brick wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 pm
The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well.
TIL that the Weird Al song "I Lost On Jeopardy" preceded the show's Trebek run.
Funny you mention that song, I just heard it for the first time in years about two weeks ago. It was the first time that it really hit me that he was playing against a plumber who has a PhD.
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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:21 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:08 am
brick wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 pm
The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well.
TIL that the Weird Al song "I Lost On Jeopardy" preceded the show's Trebek run.
Funny you mention that song, I just heard it for the first time in years about two weeks ago. It was the first time that it really hit me that he was playing against a plumber who has a PhD.
A plumber goes over to a lawyer's house to fix a leak. Upon finishing the task, he presents him with the bill. The lawyer looks at it, and indignantly says, "I'm a lawyer and I don't charge that much!" The plumber calmly responded, "Neither did I when I was a lawyer."

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seaborgium wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:25 am
brick wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 pm
The documentary is good. Not a lot of new information, but Alex, his wife, and the show crew all come off very well.
The surprise of it all for me was the inclusion of Greg Hopkins, the champ from the first episode. He talked about how the $8,400 he won made a difference in his life (with no mention of throwing away $9,000 in the following episode).
My favorite thing in the whole special was Alex's reaction after Greg's "demonstration": "Greg, try and relax."

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