As the summer rolls on, “Jeopardy!” ends its final five weeks of original episodes in season 37 with five new guest hosts. Last week, ABC News anchor and “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos took over from CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
As guest host, Stephanopoulos designated Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger as the recipient of a donation the show gives in the amount of the contestants’ winnings.
Unlike the past guests, who hosted “Jeopardy!” for a fortnight (or six weeks, in the case of Ken Jennings), Stephanopoulos hosted only one week’s worth of shows. Because the program traditionally tapes the five shows that comprise a calendar week in a single tape day, Stephanopoulos had only one 12-hour period on-camera with which to master the game and potentially audition for the full-time job. (The guest hosts do get a day to rehearse with production staff prior to the cameras rolling.)
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