Jeopardy!


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From Wikipedia:

Jeopardy! is an American quiz show featuring trivia in topics such as history, literature, the arts, pop culture, science and sports. The show has a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.

The show has a decades-long broadcast history in the United States since its creation by Merv Griffin in 1964. It first ran in the daytime on NBC from March 30, 1964 until January 3, 1975; concurrently ran in a weekly syndicated version from September 9, 1974 to September 5, 1975; and subsequently ran in a revival from October 2, 1978 to March 2, 1979. All of these versions were hosted by Art Fleming. Its most successful incarnation is the Alex Trebek hosted syndicated version, which has aired continuously since September 10, 1984, and has been adapted internationally.

The show is produced by Sony Pictures Television (the successor company to original producer Merv Griffin Enterprises, though the Griffin estate holds the copyright under dummy company Jeopardy Productions, Inc.), and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution (the successor to original distributor King World Productions).

Created by Merv Griffin

Directed by

Jeffrey L. Goldstein (1964-1975)[1]

Bob Hultgren (1964-1975)

Eleanor Tarshis (1964-1975)

Dick Schneider (1978-1979, 1984-1992)

Kevin McCarthy (1992-Present)

Creative director(s) John Pritchett (1997-1999)

Presented by Art Fleming (1964–1975, 1978-1979)

Alex Trebek (1984–Present)

Narrated by Don Pardo (1964–1975)

John Harlan (1978–1979)

Johnny Gilbert (1984–present)

Composer(s) Steve Kaplan

Chris Bell Music, Inc.

Country of origin United States

No. of episodes NBC (1964-1975): 2,753

Syn. (1974-1975): 39

NBC (1978-1979): 108[2]

Syndicated (1984–present): 5,811 (as of December 14, 2009)

Total: 8,711

Production

Executive producer(s)

Robert H. Rubin (1964-1975)

Harry Friedman (1999-Present)

Merv Griffin (1984-2000)

Producer(s) Lynette Williams (1964-1975)

Deb Dittmann (2006-Present)

Brett Schneider (2006-Present)

Alex Trebek (1984-1987)

George Vosburgh (1978-1979, 1987-1997)

Harry Friedman (1997-1999)

Lisa Finneran (1997-2006)

Rocky Schmidt (1997-2006)

Gary Johnson (2000-2006)

Editor(s) Billy Wisse

Location(s) Culver City, California

Camera setup Multi-camera

Running time approx. 22-26 minutes

Production company(s)

Merv Griffin Productions (1964-1975, 1978-1979, 1983-1984)

Merv Griffin Enterprises (1984-1994)

Columbia TriStar Television (1994-2002)

Sony Pictures Television (2002-present)

Califon Productions (1978-1979)

Jeopardy Productions (1984-Present)

Distributor Metromedia Producers Corporation (1974-1975)

King World Productions (1984-2007)

CBS Television Distribution (2007-Present)

Broadcast

Original channel NBC (1964–1975, 1978-1979)

Syndicated (1974–1975, 1984–Present)

Picture format NTSC (480i),

720p & 1080i (HDTV)

Color

Audio format Stereo

Original run March 30, 1964[3] – Present

Highlights
Alex Trebek on the Jeopardy "think" music written by Merv Griffin
01:13
Who talked about this show

Andy Ackerman

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Andy Ackerman on working with Alex Trebek for the Jeopardy! episode of Cheers, "What is... Cliff Clavin?"
00:52

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on the real creator of Jeopardy!
00:37

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on appearing on Jeopardy!
02:13

Warren Cowan

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Publicist Warren Cowan on Merv Griffin's penning the theme song for Jeopardy
01:10

Harry Friedman

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Harry Friedman on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! switching to high definition 
03:42
Harry Friedman on taking over producer duties for Jeopardy!
02:34
Harry Friedman on Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!
05:02
Harry Friedman on the audience demographics of Jeopardy! and the show attracting more women
02:11
Harry Friedman on the questions of Jeopardy!
01:10
Harry Friedman on the Jeopardy! studio audience
01:15
Harry Friedman on the contestants of Jeopardy!
01:02
Harry Friedman on repealing the five show limit on Jeopardy! and record breaking contestant Ken Jennings
02:11
Harry Friedman on the practices and procedures of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! regarding contestants
00:44
Harry Friedman on Jeopardy!'s "Clue Crew"
01:11
Harry Friedman on the Jeopardy! brand
02:28
Harry Friedman on the Jeopardy! think music
00:27
Harry Friedman on "Rock & Roll" Jeopardy!
00:37
Harry Friedman on the then-future of Jeopardy!
02:05
Harry Friedman on the legacy of Jeopardy!
01:50
Harry Friedman on reconfiguring the Jeopardy! set for HD
00:44
Harry Friedman on the linkage of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
01:40
Harry Friedman on the international appeal of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
01:24
Harry Friedman on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!'s distributor King Word/CBS Television Distribution
00:46

Roger King

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Roger King on acquiring the distribution rights to Jeopardy!, and on hiring Alex Trebek to host the show
01:53
Roger King on selling Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune at the same time, in tandem
00:53
Roger King on the success and legacy of Jeopardy!
01:27

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on the catch-phrase "Thank you, Don Pardo", developed on Jeopardy! , by Art Fleming
01:44
Don Pardo on how Senator John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live , and told him he had actually met him as a contestant on Jeopardy! when Pardo was the announcer; working with Bill Cullen
01:44

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on being a contestant on Jeopardy!
03:00
Jeff Probst on hosting Rock and Roll Jeopardy!
09:51

Pat Sajak

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Pat Sajak on swapping hosting duties with Jeopardy !'s Alex Trebek
02:31

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on his initial impressions of Merv Griffin's idea for Jeopardy!
00:48

Herbert Stempel

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Herbert Stempel on the impact of the Quiz Show Scandals on America and his being asked to return to play on the revived version of Twenty-One,  and on trying out for Jeopardy!
03:43

Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek on hosting Jeopardy
10:30
Alex Trebek on the Jeopardy "think" music written by Merv Griffin
01:13
Alex Trebek on hosting Jeopardy! and the show's legacy
24:19

Matthew Weiner

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Matthew Weiner on appearing as a contestant on Jeopardy!
04:01

Vanna White

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Vanna White on why Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune make a good pair
00:23

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