Game ChangersJeopardy! quizmaster Alex Trebek takes a personal journey through the world of television game shows to examine they impact they’ve had on North American entertainment culture. Available on CBC Gem
Game Changers is a feature documentary that follows legendary quizmaster Alex Trebek on a personal journey through the world of television game shows. A familiar face to most viewers as the host of Jeopardy!, Trebek sets out to explore the influence of game shows and discover why they continue to endure as an integral part of our entertainment culture.
His quest brings him face-to-face with some of the legendary hosts of our times and includes rare and intimate conversations with iconic personalities such as Monty Hall (in his last television interview), Alan Thicke, Wink Martindale, Bob Eubanks, Peter Marshall, Tom Kennedy, Regis Philbin, Drew Carey, Howie Mandel, Pat Sajak and Vanna White.
Alex Trebek has spent more than 30 years as the host of Jeopardy! and holds the Guinness World Record as the host of the most number of television game show episodes. He calls upon his encyclopedic knowledge to guide viewers through the seven decades of game show history, from their start in radio, through the scandals of the 1950s, their creative development of the 1960s, into their peak of popularity during the 1970s and on to today where everything old is new again.
Trebek takes us behind the scenes on taping day at Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune for an exclusive backstage glimpse of these long-running shows.
Game Changers taps into the mind banks of game show icons, former contestants, media experts and commentators to provide an entertaining and insightful look into the world of game shows – their history, their impact and their future in an ever-changing media landscape.