Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas Day

first_imgTrebek was diagnosed with cancer in March 2019 and continued to host the long-running quiz show for 18 months. He detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote, telling readers that he was “not afraid of dying.”Nearly one year into his cancer battle, the Canada native revealed that he had rehearsed the ending for his final episode of Jeopardy!, which he began hosting in 1984.- Advertisement – “The show is not announcing plans for a new host at this time,” the press release stated after many Twitter users called for Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time champion Ken Jennings to take over.Jeopardy! announced earlier on Sunday that Trebek died at home while surrounded by family and friends.“This is an enormous loss for the Jeopardy! staff, crew and all of Alex’s millions of fans,” executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “He was a legend of the industry that we were all lucky to watch night after night for 37 years. Working beside him for the past year and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy! was an incredible honor. His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to push himself to perform at the highest level was the most inspiring demonstration of courage I have ever seen. His constant desire to learn, his kindness, and his professionalism will be with all of us forever.”- Advertisement – “What I would do on that day is tell the director, ‘Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That’s all I want,’” he said on Good Morning America in January. “I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me, then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.’”Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, and his children, Nicky, Matthew and Emily.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! One last go-around. New episodes of Jeopardy! featuring Alex Trebek will air through Christmas Day, Sony Pictures Television announced on Sunday, November 8, after the longtime host’s death.The production company said in a press release that Trebek was last in the studio on October 29, just 10 days before he lost his battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. His final episode of the Merv Griffin-created game show is set to air on December 25.Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas DayAlex Trebek. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Schools opening may be moved to August – DepEd

first_img“Sangayon sa batas, we should openclasses first week of June, up to the last day of August. ‘Yun ang window namin. Ang mukhang trend na lumalabas is really for August,” she added.Briones also said the DepEd will wait for the recommendations of thegovernment’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) regarding the imposed communityquarantine in several regions in the country before finalizing their timeline.“Kung ano man ang rekomendasyon ngIATF at desisyon ng Presidente… may influence ito kung kailan magbukas ang klase,”Briones said.Should the new schedule is finalized, Briones said, the DepEd is looking intothe possible implementation of Saturday “stay-at-home” classes forthe next school year can wrap up in line with the original schedule.The DepEd has earlier postponed the graduation rites in the country indefinitelydue to government restrictions against the infectious disease. Majority ofDepEd’s scheduled programs were also put on hold due to the quarantineprotocols./PN MANILA – The opening of classes for the next school year will likely be moved to August due to quarantine restrictions brought by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Education said. “We have been having nationwide consultations. The leaning is towards August for opening,” DepEd secretary Leonor Briones said Tuesday in an interview with CNN Philippines’ The Source.last_img read more