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    In 1984, shortly before the relaunch of beloved game show “Jeopardy”, Oprah introduced her viewers to the program’s amiable new host, Alex Trebek. In this clip, Alex regales Oprah’s “AM Chicago” audience with some of the funniest stories from his career in live television, going back a decade to when he hosted “The Wizard of Odds” in the ’70s. Watch to hear one of Alex’s all-time favorite tales. (Original air date: August 31, 1984).

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