Groundswell Grows To Have Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: Next Generation’s LeVar Burton Replace Alex Trebek As Jeopardy Game Show Host!
Due to the death of Alex Trebek, a Change.Org petition has been started to get LeVar Burton to be the iconic game show’s next host and it has reached 100K signatures at press time.
The petition, that you can choose to support if you wish, is described below.
Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte in the ever important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we’d all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!
Burton was humbled by the outpouring of support and appears open to it if Sony wanted to go in this direction.
A very cool effort.
What do you think about Burton potentially replacing Trebek?
Tags: Alex Trebek, Jeopardy, LeVar Burton, Reading Rainbow, RIP, Star Trek: The Next Generation