PROGRAMMING NOTE: Preempted “Jeopardy!” episode to air today at 4:30 p.m.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Preempted “Jeopardy!” episode to air today at 4:30 p.m.
Alex Trebek

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The airing of “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday, January 6, was preempted due to breaking news of the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

We will air the episode, one of the final episodes of Alex Trebek, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 8, on NBC29.

From Jeopardy.com:

“When talking about Jeopardy!, Alex always said the contestants were the real stars of the show; he was simply “the host.” Yet he brought to the role an uncommon grace and a style not typically associated with the quiz show genre, raising the game to a level that may never be equaled.

When Jeopardy! was reintroduced to audiences in 1984, Alex served not only as host, but also as producer: He hired the writers and researchers and set the tone, pace and level of intelligence that carried the show through 36+ seasons.

When he finished taping this last week of shows, no one knew they would be his last. He performed his responsibilities without complaint, just as he’d always done – with humor, generosity and pride for the game he loved.”

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