Posts tagged: Jeopardy!

Alex Trebek wears a blue suit and tie, looking good with gray hair on the colorful set of 'Jeopardy!'

Alex Trebek Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! since 1984, announced this week that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In a video released by the show (above), he …..

Watson vs. Humans: How’d We Do?

How did we do with our predictions last week about the big Watson vs. Humans showdown on Jeopardy?  Let’s look.

Watson vs. Humans: A Jeopardy Champ’s View

As an olde-time Jeopardy champ, I have a few choice thoughts on next week’s big contest pitting IBM’s computer Watson against two humans, former champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.I am also ready to predict the winner.Let’s get to the thoughts. 

Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter Will Tag-Team a Computer on Jeopardy!

Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of Jeopardy!’s all-time great champs, will compete against an IBM computer named Watson on the show in February.Jennings and Rutter could win a million bucks.  If Watson wins, he gets a soothing oil bath.

Alex Trebek is 70. Holy Cow!

Alex Trebek, host of the game show Jeopardy! since 1984, turns 70 today.  (Born the same year as Bugs Bunny and Bruce Lee, it turns out.)We wish him the happiest possible birthday.  He was 44 when he started hosting the show.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, ‘Jeopardy!’ Fan

“She was watching her favorite show, ‘Jeopardy,’ when the phone rang. She reached over to pick it up and fell.”

Birthday Twins: Merv Griffin and Bill Haley

Merv Griffin and Bill Haley were both born on this very day in 1925.  Haley was born in Michigan, Griffin in California.Bill Haley gained super-fame earlier, thanks to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and especially “Rock Around the Clock” in the 1950s.  He was super-famous all over again in the 1970s, when “Rock Around the Clock” became the official anthem of 1950s nostalgia.