Tuesday was the first scheduled day of producing at “Jeopardy!” since Trebek’s announcement last Wednesday.
“We are taping today, and Alex is here and behind his lectern as scheduled,” a spokeswoman for the beloved quiz current talked about Tuesday.
“Jeopardy!” occupies a stage on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California. The current often has two manufacturing days each week, when various episodes of the daily current are taped in a row.
So the current stays on monitor, which is fixed what Trebek talked about in his taped announcement.
“I’m going to fight this,” he talked about. “And I’m going to keep working, and with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers, also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”
Trebek quipped that “I have to” beat it “because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for three more years.”
Last fall he extended his contract via 2022.
The TV enterprise and followers across the globe have rallied spherical Trebek. The Twitter and Facebook accounts for “Jeopardy!” posted a thanks message last Friday.
“The outpouring of good wishes and support in response to Alex’s recent health news has been humbling and overwhelming,” the current wrote. “Please know that your messages are being conveyed to him and are deeply appreciated. From everyone at Jeopardy! — thank you.”
Veteran political analyst Jeff Greenfield, who as quickly as appeared on the game current, talked about on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” that Trebek rewards info with a gift that is an “oasis” in a “vast wasteland” of TV.
Trebek “really deserves not just our wishes and our hopes that he beats the odds, but real thanks for putting this on the air” for 35 years, Greenfield talked about.