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4 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

What I'd be curious to know is whether or not it's really an open audition or if this is all about making sure the pre-chosen successor can handle the job

This article at least gives a sense of the process of selecting the next host:

17 hours ago, Mario500 said:

Of course, processes tend to evolve and change with feedback loops etc.

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I usually watch The Conners, though I wonder why I do. Anyway, saw the episode last night. Jackie does poorly, in the red for FJ. Aaron Rodgers was fine, like his guest host appearance. They showed the FJ category, something about cats, but we didn’t see the clue. 

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Aaron had two scenes. The first showed what Jeopardy actually aired (can't find that clip).

The second shows what happened off air

 

 

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It was better than I expected. He was charming and I do appreciate Laurie Metcalf’s comedic timing  –– I just don’t care for most of her roles. But I did like her last line about being in handcuffs. LOL

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As a librarian I’ve been part of many job interviews (on both sides of the table) in which the person interviewing for the job is asked how they would deal with a difficult person. 

I don’t know if “difficult contestant” is a thing on game shows like Jeopardy, but how great would it be for the job candidate to be able to answer that question by showing the interviewers an episode segment from a highly produced television series in which the job candidate had a guest role demonstrating exactly how coolly they would deal with a difficult contestant?

Wait. Isn’t that what Aaron Rodgers just did? LOL. Good for him! And it demonstrates that he understands how important image is on TV, especially for the next Jeopardy host. Bravo!

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Chicago's WGN radio did an interview with Ken Jennings this morning. If my dogs hadn't woke me up, I would have missed it. Still, I only caught the past part. But, never fear, the entire interview is posted online here.

He does say next season starts taping this summer so the new host should be known soon.

ETA: Obviously, my dogs know I'm a Jeopardy fan because I was sound asleep, and when Ken's interview came on the radio, they started their morning "sing" and woke me up. "Who's a good dog?" "WE ARE!" they said!

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On 6/3/2021 at 3:42 PM, saber5055 said:

Chicago's WGN radio did an interview with Ken Jennings this morning.

Thanks for that interesting interview link. Ken sounded very nervous during his introduction at his first episode hosting, something I didn't notice while watching but was evident just hearing his voice. 

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Jeopardy! won Outstanding Game Show and Alex Trebek won Outstanding Game Show Host at the Daytime Emmys.

"Two of Alex Trebek's children, Matt Trebek and Emily Trebek, reiterate their father's deep love for Jeopardy! and its viewers as they accept the award for Outstanding Game Show Host on his behalf."

edit: What the heck? The video was on CBS's official Youtube channel, so I'm not sure why it was removed. I'll leave it there in case it comes back somehow. Here's most of what his children said:

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"For as long as we can remember, he was always so proud to be a part of 'Jeopardy!', to work on a show that was based on knowledge, risk and the challenge — people had to think," Trebek's son said. "He loved every bit of it."

"He was always excited to go to work even during his battle with cancer," his daughter added. "He was so fortunate that he was able to do what he loved and we know that he not once took it for granted."

from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeopardy-alex-trebek-wins-posthumous-daytime-emmy-host/?intcid=CNI-00-10aaa3b

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The video is now on Jeopardy!'s Youtube channel.

 

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2 hours ago, possibilities said:

I'm crushed to find out that my local stations are not carrying it. They're carrying WoF but pre-empting J! for the Olympics.

Check to see if they are carrying it on a local channel....our local station told us that we can watch "Jeopardy" on MeTV

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2 hours ago, possibilities said:

I'm crushed to find out that my local stations are not carrying it. They're carrying WoF but pre-empting J! for the Olympics.

What BuckeyeLou said, and you could contact the station.  My usual station was going to preempt Jeopardy a while back, so I asked them to put it on their other station that usually airs sitcom reruns.  They must have received a lot of requests, because they did it.

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I contacted the station and they say they are airing it on another channel, the next day, at a different time. My listings don't reflect this, but I set up a manual record (it's in the middle of the afternoon instead of the early evening, I bet a lot of people will be at work and not able to watch it live). I hope it works. 

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42 minutes ago, possibilities said:

I contacted the station and they say they are airing it on another channel, the next day, at a different time. My listings don't reflect this, but I set up a manual record (it's in the middle of the afternoon instead of the early evening, I bet a lot of people will be at work and not able to watch it live). I hope it works. 

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That page on Jeopardy.com is wrong. I just checked and, as usual, WoF and J! will move over to the sister station of Atlanta's 11Alive. Turn on Channel 36 to watch, according to the 11Alive website, updated this afternoon,

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4 hours ago, Driad said:

Jeopardy.com has a "when to watch during the Olympics" page.  Just put in your zip code.

 I tried that last night and it didn't have the correct information. Neither did the local station that usually carries the show here. I think they must have gotten a lot of calls and emails last night, because by this morning they had updated at least the local station's site, though my DirecTV listings still don't reflect the change.

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