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‘Jeopardy’ legend Ken Jennings honors host Alex Trebek in New York Times op-ed

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SALT LAKE CITY — Legendary “Jeopardy” contestant Ken Jennings wrote an ode to the show’s host, Alex Trebek, in an opinion piece for The New York Times last weekend.

  • Jennings, who holds the record for the longest winning streak in “Jeopardy” history, wrote that Trebek fascinates America more than other celebrities might since he’s not the focus of the game show.
  • “It’s all about the format, the players, the facts, the dissemination of answers and questions. It’s hard to imagine any modern TV personality deftly avoiding the spotlight like that,” he wrote.
  • Jennings wrote that Trebek is “looser, even goofy” off camera. He’ll talk with audience members during the show, and he’ll even maintain the dry sense of humor he holds.
  • Jennings wrote he can’t imagine anyone else in the role.
  • “I remember that sense of awe…

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