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PostSun Nov 08, 2020 3:37 pm 
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/entertainment/alex-trebek-jeopardy-host-death-trnd/index.html


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PostSun Nov 08, 2020 3:41 pm 
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Kind of surprising, not sure when the fall shows were filmed, but he has looked pretty good lately.

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Who was ______?.....My own brother-in-law...RBG... Pavarotti... Patrick Swayze... Aretha....Steve Jobs... and on and on...  frown.gif  It’s a tough one.

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PostSun Nov 08, 2020 7:46 pm 
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The best-dressed man on television.
Sad.

RIP Mr. Trebek

Hopefully this thread won't devolve into any more posthumous character assassinations.

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PostMon Nov 09, 2020 10:43 am 
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I'll never forgive him for the 2013 Kid's Week controversy. Burn in hell!!!
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PostMon Nov 09, 2020 12:57 pm 
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I would like to see former Millionaire host Chris Harrison take over as Jeopardy host. I can't believe they made Kimmel the host of Millionaire, I like the show but refuse to watch it with that clown as host.

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 7:18 am 
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One of the good ones...RIP Mr. Trebek

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 11:11 am 
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Loved watching Jeopardy with my brother, yelling at the tv, kibbitzing about the contestants. Wish I could have seen ABC's memorial 20/20 special a few days ago.  frown.gif  I didn't know he was Canadian.  Figures.  up.gif
Some good interviews here:


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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 10:40 pm 
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 11:22 pm 
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Reports say that George Stephanopolis is interested in being the new host.

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PostWed Nov 11, 2020 1:07 am 
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catsp wrote:
I'll never forgive him for the 2013 Kid's Week controversy. Burn in hell!!!

Be sure of your facts.

Alex Trebek wrote:
Alex Trebek is finally opening up about the outrage over the treatment of Newtown, Connecticut eighth grader Thomas Hurley during “Jeopardy!” Kids Week, and the host of 28 years is not pleased.

“It wasn’t my decision; it was the judges’,” Trebek told the L.A. Times of Hurley’s garbled spelling of “Emancipation” that was deemed invalid. “I don’t mind being accountable if it’s something I have done, but it kind of bothers me to take a lot of flak for something I haven’t done. I must be getting thin-skinned in my old age.”
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PostWed Nov 11, 2020 10:34 am 
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Randito wrote:
catsp wrote:
I'll never forgive him for the 2013 Kid's Week controversy. Burn in hell!!!

Be sure of your facts.

Alex Trebek wrote:
Alex Trebek is finally opening up about the outrage over the treatment of Newtown, Connecticut eighth grader Thomas Hurley during “Jeopardy!” Kids Week, and the host of 28 years is not pleased.

“It wasn’t my decision; it was the judges’,” Trebek told the L.A. Times of Hurley’s garbled spelling of “Emancipation” that was deemed invalid. “I don’t mind being accountable if it’s something I have done, but it kind of bothers me to take a lot of flak for something I haven’t done. I must be getting thin-skinned in my old age.”


I took catsp's post as tongue-in-cheek.

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PostWed Nov 11, 2020 11:03 am 
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I took catsp's post as tongue-in-cheek.

Maybe. wink.gif  Even so, I accept Randy's observation to "be sure of your facts." So to be clear, I never said I blamed him for the call; I said I'd not forgive him for [his part] in the controversy.

Trebek doesn't earn much respect for trying to weasel out of any blowback. He says it wasn't his call. He even tries to ride the fence on whether it was the correct call. ("After the show I said [to the judges], ‘I can understand it, but it’s a little rough.’ I thought they may have ruled a little harshly...") Get a backbone man!

But it was his treatment of the contestant that I find appalling. When the answer was revealed, Trebek stated that the word was "misspelled badly." Badly? It was one letter! Then, to pour salt into the open wound (for those of us that have done this, we know it's painful), when Trebek read another contestant's answer he made sure to smugly point out that it was "spelled correctly." Ouch!

But if I'm going to be honest, that's not really my biggest problem with Trebek. It was his hawking of sh##ty insurance to his dedicated, trusting audience. It's a pet peeve - older famous people trying to get a few more unneeded bucks by hawking sh##ty products. So if you're planning to post a "RIP Magnum PI" at some appropriate point in the future, please know you'll be hearing from me!
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PostWed Nov 11, 2020 12:37 pm 
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Can we have a forum rule preventing cheap shot garbage from being dumped in an RIP thread?

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