Monday, June 17, 2024

Trump Snubs Famous Game Show Hosts for American Garden, Includes Only Alex Trebek: Where is Gene Rayburn?


Today Donald Trump, sedated in his office and waiting to be taken away, has added names to his fictitious Garden of American Heroes.

But he’s included only one game show host, Alex Trebek, of “Jeopardy!”

By doing so, Trump has snubbed a long list of beloved television personalities including Hugh Downs, Gene Rayburn, Peter Marshall (still living), Monte Hall, Wink Martindale, Richard Dawson, Peter Tomarken, Art Fleming, Jack Narz, the guys from “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” and most beloved Allen Ludden, husband of Betty White.

He’s also bypassed the legends like Bud Collier, Garry Moore, John Daly, and so on who paved the way for those above. And what about Merv Griffin? Come on!

Tsk,tsk, Donald. What about a garden just for game show hosts?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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