What is “persistence”? This word can describe the beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and Trebek player James Gilligan in the final episode.
Gilligan is an assistant professor of English and Literature at San Francisco State University. He has been trying to be an iconic performance contestant for 30 years.
Gilligan said in an interview with “News with Shepard Smith” on Friday night: “I have been working hard since my sophomore year.”
The last episode of Trebek will air on Friday night. He hosted the show for 37 seasons starting in 1984. When Gilligan recorded the episode, his nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer was about to end. Gilligan praised Trebek for his tenacity.
Gilligan said: “Obviously, he has taken a step, but once the camera starts to turn, he is the best expert.” “This guy is a giant in the industry, his contribution has never been less than 100%. Despite his In the battle, he was still able to reach a certain level of performance, which is really amazing.”
Trebek died on November 8, 2020, at the age of 80. The new permanent host of “Jeopardy!” has not been named.
Gilligan said: “Alex has always insisted that he is not the star of this show, but the game itself, and the contestants are the real attraction and attraction.” He said: “I think we must follow him. Everyone must maintain the same attitude.”