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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:54 PM

Alex Trebek has died!

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Reply Alex Trebek has died! (Original post)
TruckFump Nov 2020 OP
niyad Nov 2020 #1
TruckFump Nov 2020 #2
rsdsharp Nov 2020 #4
TruckFump Nov 2020 #9
marked50 Nov 2020 #14
Totally Tunsie Nov 2020 #5
TruckFump Nov 2020 #10
Totally Tunsie Nov 2020 #12
3catwoman3 Nov 2020 #3
NameAlreadyTaken Nov 2020 #6
colsohlibgal Nov 2020 #7
SmartVoter22 Nov 2020 #8
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irisblue Nov 2020 #11
peggysue2 Nov 2020 #13
SmartVoter22 Nov 2020 #16
Hortensis Nov 2020 #15

Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:55 PM

1. Another huge loss.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:58 PM

2. Very huge.

I am wondering how will host Jeopardy now.

I started watching when Art Fleming was the host and they hand pulled the cards in the categories. That was in the 1950s and I was in elementary school.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:04 PM

4. I think you're a few years off. Jeopardy debuted in 1964.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:22 PM

9. You are correct.

It seems like it has been in my life forever.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 05:18 PM

14. Actually it has been around for a long time. The times and names have been slightly different.

Art Fleming was one host-1965-1975 and 1978/79

From Wikipedia

"Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions. The original daytime version debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975. Weekly nighttime syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979. The version airing as of 2020, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984.

Both NBC versions and the weekly syndicated version were hosted by Art Fleming. Don Pardo served as announcer until 1975, and John Harlan announced for the 19781979 season. Since its inception, the daily syndicated version featured Johnny Gilbert as an announcer and Alex Trebek as host until Trebek died in 2020. As of November 2020, no replacement host has been named."

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:07 PM

5. Well, Ken Jennings is in the wings.

The show brought him in as an Associate Producer this season. He'd be the natural to step in now, even if temporarily. I'd be OK with that.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:23 PM

10. I like Ken.

Still, Alex Trebek will be dearly missed.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:38 PM

12. Alex will definitely be missed, for quite some time.

I like Ken too, but there are many who don't care for him and don't want to see him hosting. I recall being surprised when first reading of the objections to him because I thought he was more widely appreciated. Seems like some see him as "smug' and "feeling entitled" to the position.

The game itself is entertaining enough to carry it through, no matter who the host, so it will probably endure. In the end, I'll watch no matter who is hosting.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 12:59 PM

3. Every inch the gentleman and the best example of...

...class and dignity you could hope to see.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:08 PM

6. I'll take "Ends of Eras" for $600, Alex.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:18 PM

7. RIP Alex

What a crapshoot life is....Trebek dies as Norman Lloyd just turned 106.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:19 PM

8. My diagnosis was same month & year

but I was Stage 1, not the stage 4 Mr Trebek had.
I went through IV chemo & radiation, from March through August, and had a Whipple surgery in Nov. I am doing well, but recent blood numbers are showing the cancer might be back. Now teating with DNA altering new drugs.
We laugh that I am now like GMO corn!
I followed Mr. Trebek's progress, and benefitted from some of the info resources he shared about his cares.

Jeopardy was my favorite show, growing up and we made a game using a dictionary from it.
We'd open the dictionary to a n page and point to a word; read the definition and see if we could guess the word.
I've play this with the two generations of kids in my family, and they think it's alot of fun.

Cancer is something to fight and one cannot get enough information of cares, treatments and new medicines.
I am glad Mr Biden will focus on science to keep cancer efforts moving forward, as Mr. Trebek certainly did on the international stage.

Thank You Mr Trebek and Thank You America for electing a science based President

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:24 PM

11. .

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 01:44 PM

13. Good to hear you're doing well

My sister-in-law died last year of pancreatic cancer. Like Trebek she was Stage 4. Her biggest hope was qualifying for the Whipple surgery. Sadly that never happened. She was enrolled in an experimental program with little effect. Shortly after that she just stopped fighting.

I do remember she followed Trebek's progress and was perplexed why he seemingly was doing so much better in his treatment program. I think I read he'd gone into remission at one point. But Stage 4 is very difficult, so I wasn't surprised when I read the news.

Good luck in your ongoing treatments. Stage 1 has a far better track record. Most often the disease is diagnosed at the later, more difficult to control stages.

Sending good vibes your way!

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 07:28 PM

16. Thank You peggysue2

I am sorry about your sister, and appreciate your sharing your experience.
I was lucky in having a minor in Human Biology so I could tell when my body was sending out the very first signs something was not right.
Within 10 days, I had my first IV chemo treatment and then 3 days with a home pump of more IV chemo.
I am grateful I am still here, but content knowing my time is finite.

I hope you and your sister-in-law cherished that time and I wish your brother the best.

Thanks for your sharing.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 05:20 PM

15. +1000000

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