FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Posted on Mon. May. 20, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT

TELEVISION

TV Diary: The category is 'Jeopardy!'

PHOTOS
 
Click on image to view.
DISCUSS
Comments
 

Rumor has it Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” game show host, is talking retirement — when his contract expires in 2016. Trebek, 72, has hosted the show since 1984.

Trebek, who is as popular as the long-running “Jeopardy!” series, has other interests he'd like to pursue in retirement, and isn't daunted by the two heart attacks he has suffered in 2007 and 2012.

A successor has not been named, but there's still plenty of time to search for candidates.

Here is a quiz about “Jeopardy!” and Trebek.

1. Who was the first host of “Jeopardy!” and how long did that series run?

2. Where was Trebek born?

3. Trebek starred as the Man in Black in which 1996 TV series?

4. Name the first TV series Trebek hosted.

5. Trebek played second fiddle to a big pair of dice on this game show.

6. Who created “Jeopardy!”?

7. Who was the announcer on the original series?

8. What was the name of the first U.S. game show Trebek hosted?

9. When did Trebek become a U.S. citizen?

10. Trebek was eyed as host of “Jeopardy!” after he substitute hosted for which ailing host of the daytime version of “The Wheel of Fortune?”

Answers: 1. Art Fleming hosted the show 1964-75. 2. Sudbury, Ontario. 3. “The X-Files.” 4. “Music Hop” (1963-64). 5. “High Rollers” and “The New High Rollers.” 6. Merv Griffin. 7. Don Pardo. 8. “The Wizard of Odds” (1973). 9. 1998. 10. Chuck Woolery.

skrieg@news-sentinel.com


Comments
 
Friday
Friday
High 27 °F
Low 20 °F
22 °F
Fair
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 17854.89135.89
Nasdaq 4725.4123.54
S&P 500 2066.78+14.03
AEP 57.13-0.10
Comcast 54.535+0.155
GE 26.88+0.03
ITT Exelis 18.10+0.10
LNC 57.78+1.09
Navistar 36.30+0.89
Raytheon 105.7295+1.4795
SDI 22.97+0.35
Verizon 49.995-0.195
  Stock Sponsor