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Cincinnati historian competes on ‘Jeopardy!’ Wednesday

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 5:26 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:28 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX/Cincinnati Enquirer) - A Cincinnati historian and auctioneer will compete Wednesday on “Jeopardy!”

It has been a lifelong dream for Danielle Linn to appear on the show.

Linn, a specialist in the American History Dept at Cowan’s and an auctioneer, was set to film her episode in March 2020. That was delayed though because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At that point, Alex Trebek was the host of the quiz show that is now in its 37th season in syndication with 24 million viewers.

Trebek died in November 2020 from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“Alex was the face of ‘Jeopardy!’, and anyone who is a fan of the show misses him terribly,” Linn told our media partners at Cincinnati Enquirer. “But the crew and the behind-the-scenes people are really wanting to uphold Alex’s legacy and keep the same ‘Jeopardy!’ we all know and love going, and they’re doing such a good job of that.”

Now, guest hosts are moderating the show.

Savannah Guthrie will host until Friday when CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is expected to take over.

While Linn likes Guthrie, she says she does have a favorite host.

“I do love Lavar Burton,” said Linn. “I was a big fan I still am of ‘Star Trek the Next Generation,’ as well as ‘Reading Rainbow.’”

You can watch the episode on FOX19 NOW at 7:30 p.m.

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