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This Is 'Jeopardy!'

Nov 18, 2020

Jeopardy! has been part of the fabric of American TV, in a couple different forms and across a couple different breaks, since 1964. It is the longest-running nationally-televised game show in U.S. television history.

At the 2015 Emmys, John Oliver quipped, "The sun could burn out, humanity could flee to another galaxy, time as we know it could cease to exist, but Alex Trebek will still be there scolding librarians from Ames, Iowa, to answer in the form of a question."

Except, of course, Alex Trebek died last week. And before that, Jeopardy!'s long-time executive producer and its long-time contestant coordinator both left at the end of last season.

So what's in store for this quiz show institution?

GUESTS:

  • Sherri Cohen - Former Jeopardy! contestant
  • Claire McNear - Staff writer at The Ringer and the author of Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!
  • Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer, and founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.