"Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time" Shines the Spotlight on a TV Institution: Alex Trebek
There are game shows, and then there is Jeopardy!.
Created by Merv Griffin, with whose Wheel of Fortune it trips in syndicated tandem through the ages, it is an institution, an education, a model for living. Though it is a contest for money, it is also a quiet quest for excellence in a way that, say, The Price Is Right is not.
To say Alex Trebek is the right guy for the job is almost a tautology, since on some fundamental level, he and the show have become identical.