Latest Alex Trebek Stories

2012-05-23 17:13:48

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com King of trivia Alex Trebek is featured in a new NASA public service announcement that was released on Wednesday. Trebek says in the announcement that much of the technologies people rely on in our daily lives come from those developed by NASA for space exploration. NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck announced the new Trebek video during a NASA-Cleveland "Adopt a City" manufacturing initiative event in Cleveland. "It's an honor to...

2011-05-04 05:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Trebek arrived at his home after a day of taping Jeopardy! and prepared for the installation of his new LifeSource Whole House Water Filter System. As a true LA Lakers fan, he was also looking forward to watching the Lakers versus the Miami Heat. After seeing long-time friend and neighbor, Ed Begley, Jr., talking about the LifeSource System in his home, Trebek's interest was piqued. Alex, like Ed, did not want a common water softener so...

2011-02-15 10:48:05

Despite displaying a few quirks, an IBM computer played to a draw on the opening day of a man vs. machine showdown with two human champions of the popular US television game show Jeopardy!. The computer, represented on stage by a large computer monitor, was frequently quicker to the buzzer than the human player, correctly answering questions in its artificial voice, reports the AFP news agency. The supercomputer "Watson," named after the founder of IBM Thomas Watson, and human contestant Brad...

2010-05-14 11:44:00

Test your Archives knowledge with Archives Jeopardy! Archivist Ferriero to host! WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On what popular TV quiz show was the National Archives recently featured? Why, Jeopardy!, of course! And you can be a part of it! Come to the National Archives on Thursday, May 20, at noon, for a screening of the January 6 show that spotlighted the National Archives as a "featured category." After the segment is shown on the big screen in the William G. McGowan...

2009-04-28 10:52:46

Can man be outsmarted by machine in a game of Jeopardy? IBM says it intends to find out. The computer firm on Monday announced that its scientists have been working for almost two years on a computing system known as "Watson" "“ named for IBM founder Thomas Watson. Watson is being designed as a question-answering machine that aims to take on humans in a TV episode of the game show Jeopardy. "The aim is to get Watson to think and interact in human terms," IBM's Dr David Ferrucci told BBC...

2009-03-10 13:34:00

Adrien Brody, Luke Wilson, Keanu Reeves, Raven-Symone, Alex Trebek Among the Stars Set to Get Behind the Wheel of Race-Ready Scion tCs for Charity on Saturday, April 18 LONG BEACH, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A star-studded field of Hollywood's elite will attempt to outpace and out-maneuver each other Saturday, April 18 in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, part of the 35th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The field of 20 drivers will compete in brand new race-ready Scion tCs in...

2007-01-02 21:00:00

LOS ANGELES - Let the games continue: "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" will be airing through at least 2011-12. The game show renewals were announced Tuesday by Roger King, chief executive officer of CBS Television Distribution. Whether "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and assistant Vanna White and "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek have job security into the next decade was unclear: CBS Television Distribution said it does not comment on talent contracts. "Wheel of Fortune," in its 24th...

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