Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has recorded a special message about his health and previewed a special four-week retrospective series that begins July 20. For the first time, the show will dig deep into its archives to highlight memorable contestants, exciting moments and unique tournaments from the show’s 36-year history, including the series premiere, which aired September 10, 1984.
… Producers combed through nearly 8,000 episodes and have chosen 20 of the most compelling shows in the series’ history, many of which have not been seen since their first airing.
… Trebek also spoke about his recovery from stage 4 pancreatic cancer, saying: “I’m doing well. I’ve been continuing my treatment and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good, I’m feeling great. In fact, during the break from the studio, I even wrote a book that will be coming out July 21.”