Trebek’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Thanksgiving message touches fans

Trebek’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Thanksgiving message touches fans
Alex Trebek, who hosted the current syndicated version of "Jeopardy!" since 1984, died at 80 on Nov. 8, after a public fight with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.

LOS ANGELES (WCSC) - In one of his final episodes of the long-running quiz show, Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek encouraged his viewers to keep the faith.

Producers of the show posted a 20-second clip from Trebek’s introduction to the show on the program’s official Twitter account Thursday.

“High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex’s Thanksgiving message from today’s show,” the post states.

“In spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful,” Trebek said. He cited people expressing kindness to their neighbors and encouraged his fans to “keep the faith.”

He ended the brief message with an inspirational tone.

“We’re going to get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it,” he said.

Trebek, who hosted the current syndicated version of the show since 1984, died at 80 on Nov. 8, after a public fight with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.

The Canadian-born host, who made a point of informing fans about his health directly, spoke in a calm, even tone as he revealed his illness and hope for a cure in a video posted March 6, 2019. In the video, Trebek said he was joining the 50,000 other Americans who receive such a diagnosis each year and that he recognized that the prognosis was not encouraging.

The final episode he taped before his death will air on Christmas Day.

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