Jeopardy! to Feature 9/11 Memorial Museum

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek stands beside the Last Column as he films part of his show there. The column towers over Trebek and is adorned with photos and other tributes.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was at the 9/11 Memorial Museum last August to film a category for an episode of the show. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The game show Jeopardy! will include the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the events before and after September 11, 2001 as a category on its Thursday, January 29 episode.

The show made the announcement on its Tumblr blog this morning. Game show host Alex Trebek wrote in the blog post that he personally suggested the category to Jeopardy! producers after being given a tour of the museum with his son last summer.

Trebek returned to the museum last August to videotape the category.

He writes on the Tumblr post, “While one Jeopardy! category cannot do justice to all that is memorialized in the September 11 Memorial & Museum, we hope that it inspires you to perhaps visit it when you are next in New York City. It is a moving experience that will not be soon forgotten.”

By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate

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