Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Iconic Host Alex Trebek to Host a Series of Contestant Searches and Record Clues October 6-13, 2012
WHAT: USO entertainment tour featuring Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek
WHEN: October 6-13, 2012
WHERE: Italy and Germany
WHY: Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, a long-time USO supporter, will travel abroad to military bases to help audition prospective contestants for the upcoming Jeopardy! “Salute to the Military” competition as part of a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour October 6-13, 2012. Trebek will travel to Italy and Germany, where he will bring a touch of home to troops and their families as well as sign autographs and record clues from four military installations.
“There is no call higher than that of our armed forces and their service to our nation,” said Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. “I can’t wait to show my support to the troops, and let them know that America still cares about them and their mission.”
Since 1987, Trebek has participated in 12 USO tours meeting America’s men and women in uniform. He is the recipient of the USO Bob Hope Award for his achievements in entertainment and commitment to troops. He has also traveled the globe with the USO, tirelessly boosting troop morale and raising awareness of America’s armed forces. In 2007, Trebek traveled to Japan, where he toured numerous bases, learned about combat operations and visited the USS Kitty Hawk. Among some of the countries visited by Trebek with the USO are South Korea, Iceland, Turkey and the Philippines.
Entering his 29th season as Jeopardy! host, the television icon has recorded more than 6,500 episodes and delivered clues from some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, he has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and, in 2011, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Jeopardy!, the winner of a 2011 Peabody Award and 30 Emmy Awards, including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Program, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication with 25 million viewers each week. Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp.
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About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.
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