Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host
FILE - This May 5, 2019, file photo shows Alex Trebek gestures while presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Alex Trebek never pretended to have all the answers, but the “Jeopardy!" He taped his daily “Jeopardy!” shows at a frenetic pace, recording as many as 10 episodes (two weeks’ worth) in just two days. It had yet to bring in a substitute host for Trebek — save once, when he and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak swapped their TV jobs as an April’s Fool prank.
'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' premiering in January
The first competitor to win three matches will receive $1 million and the title of "Jeopardy! "Based on their previous performances, these three are already the 'greatest,' but you can't help wondering: Who is the best of the best?" Jennings became a household name during his record 74-game winning streak -- the longest in 'Jeopardy!' Rutter holds the title for the most money won by a contestant -- across any television game show -- raking in $4,688,436 in "Jeopardy!" The Greatest of All Time" is being produced by Sony Pictures Television with Harry Friedman serving as executive producer.
3 greatest 'Jeopardy!' champs to face off in Greatest of All Time tournament
The question is who is the greatest player to ever complete on Jeopardy in its history? We'll finally get a real answer as three of the best to ever play the game will face off in a prime time "Greatest of All Time" tournament to air on Local 10 starting Jan. 7. James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, the three highest money winners in Jeopardy! The first player to win three matches during the tournament will take home $1 million, while the other two will receive $250,000. "Based on their previous performances, these three are already the greatest,' but you can't help wondering: Who is the best of the best?"
New 'Jeopardy!' contestant on historic winning streak
(CNN) - Please update your records, because there's a new member in the pantheon of Jeopardy! Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico, just won his 15th straight Jeopardy! That puts him at #5 on both the all-time earnings list (he's netted $418,343 so far) and the all-time consecutive games list. "But I'm certainly going to try my best, and try to limit my mistakes and maximize my winnings. If Zuffranieri wants to rise among the ranks of Jeopardy legends, he certainly has his work cut out for him, but you can watch him try for #16 during the next Jeopardy!