Arts and Sciences’ Deepak Sarma says that Alex Trebek has set the bar for excellence

The unanswered Jeopardy! question: Who’s the new host?

Associated Press: Deepak Sarma, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, said that Alex Trebek helped build Jeopardy!’s “display of excellence with his own excellence. And it’s tremendously difficult to find somebody to replace him, not only because of the status that he had in the American imagination,” Sarma said. “Anyone who is going to take his position will be judged in the end against this model of perfection.”

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