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Local Past Contestants Remember Alex Trebek

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Once in a lifetime memories from Erxleben & Garbacz, two of the three former Fort Wayne show participants.

Jeopardy fans around the world are watching the final episode hosted by Alex Trebek this week.

Trebek, whose run lasted for thirty-seven seasons since the program's revival in 1984, died in November after a nearly two year battle with pancreatic cancer.

His last set of shows was taped on October 29th.

For a look at the man and his legacy, WBOI's Julia Meek spoke with two former contestants from Fort Wayne, Steve Garbacz and Wayne Erxleben, via Zoom to learn how this iconic host made the whole Jeopardy experience unforgettable.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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