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    When Alex Trebek appeared on “AM Chicago” in 1984, an audience member asked the game show host if the reboot of Jeopardy! would be different from the old version, which left air in 1974. “Only in the respect that we’re going to be giving away a lot more money,” he explains. Watch the clip to hear Alex describe the set’s modern makeover and share his appreciation for his predecessor, Art Flemming, the host of the original “Jeopardy!,” for building it up into the beloved program it became. (Original air date: August 31, 1984).

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