NEW YORK (AP) — In a message taped for what turned out to be his final week as “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek urged the game show’s viewers to honor the season of giving by helping victims of the coronavirus epidemic.
Trebek’s plea aired in the opening moments of the show that aired on Monday.
“We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re going to get there,” he said.
His last week of shows were originally scheduled to air on Christmas week; two categories of clues on Monday were “December 21” and “Christmas on Broadway.” But to give Trebek’s final week wider exposure, “Jeopardy!” put them off until this week.
A successor hasn’t been named. Longtime “Jeopardy!’ champion Ken Jennings will be the first of a planned series of guest hosts on episodes that begin appearing next week.
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