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Stamp Honoring Alex Trebek To Be Issued July 22

CULVER CITY (CNS) – A stamp honoring the late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek will be issued July 22 on the 84th anniversary of his birth and in connection with the ongoing celebration of the game show’s 60th anniversary.

The forever stamp’s first-day-of-issue event will be held in John Calley Park at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City at 4 p.m., with Trebek’s widow Jean, “Jeopardy!” host Ken Jennings and Michael Elston, secretary of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, set to speak.

The public is invited but attendees must register at usps.com/alextrebekstamp to have access to the Sony Studios lot.

The stamp pays homage to the show’s answer-and-question format. On the stamp is written the prompt, “This naturalized U.S. citizen hosted the quiz show `Jeopardy!’ for 37 seasons” and underneath, upside down, is the correct response: “Who is Alex Trebek?”

The stamp’s 20-stamp sheet resembles the array of video monitors that form the “Jeopardy!” game board. Category headers appear at the top of each column of stamps, and to the left is a photograph of Trebek with a portion of the “Jeopardy!” set behind him.

Presale of the stamp began Saturday on the Postal Service’s website, USPS.com.

Jennings made the announcement of the stamp during Friday’s episode.

Trebek began hosting “Jeopardy!” from the start of its syndicated revival in 1984 until his death at the age of 80 from pancreatic cancer in 2020.

Trebek was an eight-time winner of the Daytime Emmy for outstanding game show host, including each of his final three seasons.

“Jeopardy!” premiered on March 30, 1964 as part of NBC’s daytime lineup, running until Jan. 3, 1975. A nighttime syndicated version ran in the 1974-75 season. A daytime revival ran on NBC from Oct. 2, 1978 to March 2, 1979.

All three versions were hosted by Art Fleming.

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