Jeopardy!


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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
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?"

Robert Caminiti

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Robert Caminiti on assistant directing for Jeopardy!, and on working with producer Robert Rubin

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on the real creator of Jeopardy!

Robert Clary

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Robert Clary on then-current shows he watches, and on having been a clue on Jeopardy!

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on appearing on Jeopardy!

Warren Cowan

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

Harry Friedman

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Harry Friedman on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! switching to high definition 
Harry Friedman on taking over producer duties for Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on the audience demographics of Jeopardy! and the show attracting more women
Harry Friedman on the questions of Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on the Jeopardy! studio audience
Harry Friedman on the contestants of Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on repealing the five show limit on Jeopardy! and record breaking contestant Ken Jennings
Harry Friedman on the practices and procedures of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! regarding contestants
Harry Friedman on Jeopardy!'s "Clue Crew"
Harry Friedman on the Jeopardy! brand
Harry Friedman on the Jeopardy! think music
Harry Friedman on "Rock & Roll" Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on the then-future of Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on the legacy of Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on reconfiguring the Jeopardy! set for HD
Harry Friedman on the linkage of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on the international appeal of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
Harry Friedman on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!'s distributor King Word/CBS Television Distribution

Roger King

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

Michael King

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Michael King on hiring Alex Trebek to host Jeopardy! and working with Merv Griffin
Michael King on maintaining the ratings for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and the various promotions for the shows

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on the catch-phrase "Thank you, Don Pardo", developed on Jeopardy! , by Art Fleming
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

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on being a contestant on Jeopardy!
Jeff Probst on hosting Rock and Roll Jeopardy!

Pat Sajak

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

Herbert F. Solow

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

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!

Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek on the Jeopardy "think" music written by Merv Griffin
Alex Trebek on his decision to shave off this iconic mustache while hosting Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek on how he came to host Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek on the early years of his stint on Jeopardy!, and on changes made to the format and how the game was played
Alex Trebek on his input into Jeopardy! and on the technology the show uses
Alex Trebek on special weeks for Jeopardy! like College Week and Celebrity Week
Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! becoming a cultural touchstone
Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! announcer Johnny Gilbert
Alex Trebek on a typical production week on Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! and standards and practices
Alex Trebek on choosing contestants, the live studio audience, and favorite categories on Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek on figuring out pronunciation of words in clues
Alex Trebek on the Jeopardy! roundtable, and on the Jeopardy! answers
Alex Trebek on winning a Daytime Emmy for hosting Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek on then-recent changes to Jeopardy! including repealing the five show limit, and on Ken Jennings record breaking streak
Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!'s first three-way tie, and on what advice he'd give to a contestant on the show
Alex Trebek on Merv Griffin's involvement with Jeopardy!, on his selling the show to Sony, and on the pairing of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune
Alex Trebek on the then-future of Jeopardy!, on his considering retiring, and on keeping the show fresh
Alex Trebek on the legacy of Jeopardy!

Matthew Weiner

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Matthew Weiner on appearing as a contestant on Jeopardy!

Vanna White

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

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