Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, First Lady Jill Biden Pay Tribute To Alex Trebek At Daytime Emmys; Regis Philbin, Larry King Also Honored

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Lady Jill Biden made surprise appearances at the Daytime Emmys to laud the late Alex Trebek along with Robin Roberts and Ken Jeong in a moving tribute section at the awards that also included paeans to Regis Philbin and Larry King.
also won for outstanding game show. “This is for Alex,” he said, holding the award aloft. was more than just a game show. Executive producer Michael Richard dedicated that Emmy to Trebek, who hosted the show for 37 years. Jeopardy! It stood for facts, competition and a celebration of intelligence,” said Richard. “He was more than just a game show host… and he believed that Jeopardy!
version of the popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Philbin was host of the long-running talk shows Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee and Live! With Regis and Kelly, as well as the first host of the U.S.
The 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards included tributes to late TV icons Philbin by Kathie Lee Gifford and Martha Stewart spoke about King.
Trebek and King both earned posthumous Emmys at the 2021 awards show, airing Friday night — Trebek for outstanding game show host and King for informational talk show.
— and his “legacy of giving.”
“For 15 years it was my honor and pleasure to six next to him. “He was a great friend to me until the day he died.” He was one-of-a-kind, unique, original, the most fun you could ever have with a human being,” said Gifford.
Trebek died in November at the age of 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer and King died in January at 87. Philbin died last July at the age of 88.
“He told me he was proud to be a Canadian. And we told him that we were proud that is he is one of us as well,” Trudeau said.
Stewart praised King’s interviewing skills — “great, fair questions, invigorating” — and his friendship. Thank you for a life of interest, a depth of personality, real character.”” /> “He was always there for me.
King's sons Chance and Cannon accepted his award. Trebek's son, Matt and his daughter, Emily accepted the award from behind the host's podium on the quiz show's set.
Thank you Alex. We miss you.” Jill Biden called him “warn and funny” and said she loved how “he brought our families together every evening, racking our brains to keep up with the smartest  contestants.
He also hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Larry King Show from 1978 to 1994. King was the star of CNN’s “Larry King Live” for 25 years from 1985 to 2010. He wrote a column for USA Today and books on baseball, his history in entertainment and his experience with heart disease.
Trebek was Canadian. Trudeau praised his social consciousness — recalling the 62 acres of land he donated between Nichols and Runyon canyons in LA, a  public area called the Trebek Open Space —

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