Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik to be 'Jeopardy!' guest hosts
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!”The show announced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “Today” show host, will become the first woman ever to host the show. The show has opted to use a series of interim guest hosts rather than immediately find permanent replacements. Ken Jennings, considered the show's greatest champion, is currently serving as the first guest host. “The show has been so special to me over the years.”Whitaker, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, will also be a guest host. The show will make a donation to the guest hosts' charity of choice that matches the total dollar amount won by contestants during their run.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy
NEW YORK – Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. “For so many of us, Justice Ginsburg was a real-life superhero: a beacon of hope, a warrior for justice, a robed crusader who saved the day time and again," McKinnon said. On MSNBC, a past profile, “Justice Ginsburg,” was re-broadcast as word of her death spread. Joining the live coverage will be Chris Scalia, a son of Ginsburg's close friend and colleague, late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Fox News Channel will present a one hour special on the life and legacy of Ginsburg on Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern, anchored by Shannon Bream.