Trustworthy and chill: Alex Trebek, we’re rooting for you (Opinion)

Trustworthy and chill: Alex Trebek, we’re rooting for you (Opinion)




That he had carried on for months after his earlier announcement seemed almost like a reprieve for the rest of us, which makes this new news all the more sobering: he’s been so reliable, so persistently and consistently there for us since the Reagan administration that it would be as though we no longer had indoor plumbing or sunlight not to have him around every afternoon or evening.

His style, as with so many people who have lasted so long on television, is fretless, discreet and — befitting a “cool” medium — what more contemporary sensibilities would label, “totally chill.”

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