Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! considers moderating presidential debate (Video)


Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! on Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.


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This apparently conservative Canadian man has hosted a quiz show for 28 years and would now like to moderate a political debate.

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Politico reported yesterday that Trebek had taped five episodes of the popular show in Washington and expressed a desire to moderate a presidential debate.

“I would love to be one of the questioners at a presidential debate. I think I would be able to bring a little bit of [an] everyman approach, and not the slightly more intellectual approach that some of the reporters bring to it,” Trebek was quoted as saying.

Politico produced this video report on the encounter with Trebek as well:

Trebek declined to reveal his political affiliation but expressed views that were fiscally conservative, according to Politico.

According to Mediaite, the Jeopardy! episodes taped this weekend will air during the week of May 14. High-profile media and Washington personalities were contestants, including MSNBC host Chris Matthews, CNN presenter Anderson Cooper, and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, the website said.

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According to Digital Spy, columnist Thomas Friedman, comedian Lewis Black and former athlete Karim Abdul-Jabbar were also among those invited.