'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek: A Remembrance : Pop Culture Happy Hour The game show host Alex Trebek died Sunday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years — his last episode airs on Christmas Day. Trebek hosted a number of game shows dating back to the early '70s. But he'll be forever known for his work on Jeopardy! — both for his steady demeanor and for moments when he couldn't bring himself to suffer fools gladly.
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Remembering 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek

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Remembering 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek

Remembering 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek

Remembering 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek

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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek at a press conference on January 13, 2011. Ben Hider/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek at a press conference on January 13, 2011.

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The game show host Alex Trebek died Sunday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years — his last episode airs on Christmas Day. Trebek hosted a number of game shows dating back to the early 1970s. But he'll be forever known for his work on Jeopardy! — both for his steady demeanor and for moments when he couldn't bring himself to suffer fools gladly. Today we're remembering the life and career of Alex Trebek.

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.