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Jeopardy! joins Broadcasting Hall of Fame

December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
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Hosted by Alex Trebek, Emmy-winning game show is called the top-rated quiz show on television by U.S. broadcast group.

TV game show Jeopardy!, which has already won a Peabody Award and multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, is being inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April in Las Vegas.

The series, which the association called “the top-rated quiz show on television,” is hosted by Canadian Alex Trebek, who’s been at it since the show began in 1984. He has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and been honoured with stars on both the Hollywood and Canadian Walks of Fame.

In a news release, the association said Jeopardy! is in its 34th season of syndication and has 23 million weekly viewers.

Joining it in the Hall of Fame is another game show, Wheel of Fortune, which was created in 1975 and has more than 25 million weekly viewers. It’s hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White.


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