“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek joined “Wheel of Fortune” hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame Friday to have fun the revealing of a star honoring producer Harry Friedman.
“I hosted my first tv quiz present in 1964 and over the previous 55 years there have been many different sport exhibits and quiz exhibits that I’ve had the pleasure of internet hosting,” Trebek mentioned, in response to Selection.
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He continued: “It has additionally been my honor to work with a number of the brightest minds in tv daytime: Mark Goodson, Merrill Heater, and I might put Harry Friedman in that firm as nicely. He is at all times pushing the envelope, he is very imaginative, he works onerous to remain forward of the sport.”
Friedman first turned a producer for “Fortune” in 1995, then took the identical function on “Jeopardy!” in 1997. He has been an government producer on each exhibits since 1999.
“To me when you’re working on this trade when you’ve gotten the skilled relationship and the non-public relationship additionally, it would not get a lot better than that,” Trebek concluded. “So I’m delighted to be with all of you right this moment who share with you our good needs to a person who deserves it, Harry Friedman, thanks.”
The looks comes simply days after Trebek appeared in a public service announcement about pancreatic most cancers.
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“I want I had recognized sooner that the persistent abdomen ache I skilled previous to my analysis was a symptom of pancreatic most cancers,” he mentioned within the minute-long video. “Different frequent signs can embrace mid-back ache, unexplained weight reduction, new on-set diabetes and the yellowing of the pores and skin or eyes.”
Trebek additionally just lately mentioned that his battle with pancreatic most cancers might result in him leaving “Jeopardy!” which he has hosted since 1984.
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“I’m positive there are observant members of the tv viewers that discover additionally, however they’re forgiving,” Trebek informed CTV. “However there’ll come some extent when they are going to not be capable of say, ‘It’s OK.'”