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Jeopardy! is hosted by Alex Trebek, a native of Canada.
He has been the host for 16 years. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy. He began his career in broadcast news with the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Before Jeopardy!, Trebek hosted a number of games shows in both Canada and the US.
Another "Survivor" is just days away. And all the recent press about the show's 4th season has propelled Jeff Warner and fellow show veterans back to the days of tribal councils and sleeping on dirt. There's so much still fresh in our minds about last season though!
Testing to be a Jeopardy! contestant usually takes place at Sony Pictures in Los Angeles. However, they often hold auditions throughout the world.
To qualify as a contestant you must take a 50 question test, and if you pass the test you play a mock game. The test is videotaped by Alex Trebek and covers a wide range of categories. The mock game follows immediately after the taking of the test. The whole process takes at most an hour and a half.
If you pass the test and play well in the mock game, you are put in the active file for the current tape year. Being put in the active pool does not guarantee that you will be invited to appear on the show.
To arrange a test you can call Luci at (310) 244-5367. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time). You must be over 18 years old, not have appeared on another game show in the past year or have not appeared in more than two game shows in the past year.
Pat Sajak has been the host of The Wheel of Fortune since 1981. He majored in broadcasting at Columbia College in Chicago. He began working as a radio announcer and newscaster while still in school. After a year in Vietnam he got back into the broadcasting business. He eventually became a weatherman in a Los Angeles television station. From there he became the host of The Wheel of Fortune.
Vanna White attended the Atlanta School of Fashion Design and became one of the top models in the area. After school she moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. That changed when she became the co-host of The Wheel of Fortune within two years of arriving in the city.
Survivor 5 started taping June 10th in Thailand. The controversy that surrounded the filming of Leonardo DiCaprio's film, The Beach, on the Ko Tarutao Marine National Park, Tarutao National Park chief Suthichai Viriyakoson has informed the crew of Survivor" that hunting will not be allowed by the players during the filming of the show. Also, destruction to the environment, such as chopping down of trees for shelters will not be allowed.