No plans for a new host are announced at this time“That hasn’t stopped fans from complaining. Some names tossed around online include George Stephanopoulos, Rosie Perez and Joe Rogan, but there is one potential competitor gaining traction: LeVar Burton.” Data-reactid = “16”> Alex Trebek can never be replaced, but Jeopardy! Will go on after the death of the beloved host. While the show “doesn’t announce any plans for a new host right now,” that hasn’t stopped fans from complaining. Some names tossed around online include George Stephanopoulos, Rosie Perez, and Joe Rogan, but there is one potential competitor, who gains momentum: LeVar Burton.
Change.org The petition, signed by more than 15,000 people, has “inspired and shaped the thoughts of several generations of trivia-loving nerds”. “data-reactid =” 17 “> Burton, 63, is known to play Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: the Next Generation. He hosted 21 seasons of the Reading Rainbow educational program, according to a petition signed by Change.org Mit Burton has “inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds” to more than 15,000 people.
Thousands sign a petition for LeVar Burton to succeed Alex Trebek at Jeopardy !. (Photos: Getty Images)
Although Trebek, at least in public, was wondering whom he would consider a worthy replacement, one thing is certain: He would welcome any effort to solve Hollywood’s diversity problem.
There is a common theme in the honors for Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday at the age of 80. Many notice how he inspired people from different backgrounds. That helped him gain such a loyal, diverse group of fans around the world. Trebek was a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the LA chapter called him “one of the nicest souls” who “believed deeply in racial justice”.
We send our love and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Trebek. He was a strong advocate for #BlackLivesMatter who believed deeply in racial justice. He was one of the nicest souls. BLMLA feels blessed to have called him friend. May the good he has done last forever. https://t.co/XnHSWDaDZu
– # BlackLivesMatter-LA (@BLMLA) November 8, 2020 Danger! was the lack of black candidates on the program. It’s one that Trebek took personally and admitted in a 1995 interview that the screening test could be part of the problem. But he did notice how the show made a conscious effort to recruit people of color, and “regularly featured categories about famous black people”. “Data-reactid =” 38 “> An early criticism of Jeopardy! Was the lack of black candidates It’s one that Trebek took personally and admitted in a 1995 interview that the screening test might be part of the problem, he noted however, that the show made a conscious effort to recruit people of color, and “regularly featured categories about famous” blacks. “
The Seattle Times 25 years ago. It’s certainly part of the show and Trebek’s legacy as the diversity among the attendees increased. “Data-reactid =” 39 “>” We’re trying our damnest to make America more aware of the achievements of black people in this country, “he told The Seattle Times 25 years ago. It’s certainly part of the show and Trebek’s legacy when the diversity among the participants increased.
“Small, close-knit black church on the west side, and his name was hidden and locked up right under the sick,” she said last week. “I can’t think of many people with such an impact.”
I will never forget when I saw Alex Trebek’s name on my home church’s prayer list last winter. Small, close-knit black church on the west side, and his name was right among the sick and trapped. I can’t imagine many people with such an impact ❤️ https://t.co/3ccvCMSnnN
– Brittany Luse (@bmluse) November 6, 2020
Burton is among the stars who responded to Trebek’s death by posting a heartbroken emoji.
As for Trebek’s success, it seems like Burton is ready for the job – should the petition carry weight with Sony.
“Even if none of this comes out, I can’t say how much I appreciate all of your love and support!” he wrote on Thursday.
It remains to be seen where we will continue from here.