Ken Jennings says ‘fingers crossed’ on becoming the next Jeopardy host

Bob Sirott

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Ken Jennings, a cast member in the ABC television series “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time,” poses at the 2020 ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, in Pasadena, Calif. Jennings won his third match in the “Jeopardy!” “Greatest of all Time,” contest televised on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, an event that’s been a prime-time hit for ABC. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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Ken Jennings, game show contestant and guest host of Jeopardy, joined Bob Sirott to talk about some memorable behind the scenes moments of the famous quiz show and Alex Trebek, the audition process, and his journey to becoming the highest-earning American game show contestant of all time. Plus, he talks about season two of The Chase, which premieres Sunday 8pm on ABC.

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