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Posts Tagged ‘Eddie Scarry’

Redford, Woodward and Bernstein Set for DC, Discovery Preems

There’s a special advance screening tonight of All The President’s Men Revisited at Washington D.C.’s Newseum, co-presented by the White House Correspondents’ Association. To be followed Sunday night at 9 p.m. by the feature documentary’s Discovery channel debut.

FishbowlLA’s favorite portion of this fascinating, highly recommended retelling of the intertwined stories of the real and Hollywood versions of Woodward & Bernstein comes around the half-hour mark. That’s when Redford himself notes the irony of the media’s efforts to expose the identity of Deep Throat leading, belatedly, to a street in the Bay Area called Redford Place.

Rachel Maddow shares some great comments in the Deep Throat segment, alongside Redford, Woodward, Bernstein, Jon Stewart and Tom Brokaw. Bernstein has the funniest line, noting that the only reason the secret of the Hal Holbrook-portrayed source’s identity lasted so long is because neither he or Woodward told their ex-wives. From there, the documentary moves to Marc Felt‘s daughter Joan, who recalls what it was like for her dad’s courageous “follow the money” efforts to finally be confirmed.

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It’s True: Alex Trebek is Fallible

Alex Trebek, known in some corners of the Internet as television’s smuggest bastard, sure puts on an air of omniscience when he hosts Jeopardy–like he somehow doesn’t need cue cards to know the answer to every trivia question ever devised. But Eddie Scarry over at our sister site FishbowlDC says things are a little different when you go to a Jeopardy taping in person. Scarry sat in the audience for the show’s “Teen Tournament” today and saw Trebek screw up badly–giving away the answer before any of the contestants had the chance to answer.

“Oh!” Trebek yelled when he realized he had given away the answer (Bethlehem). He joked that he hadn’t made a mistake like that in “a really long time.” Trebek stumbled to get back on track before the show’s producer stopped the recording. The “Jeopardy” crew took about 10 minutes figure out how to edit the flub out then picked back up.

You won’t see the mistake when the show airs later this summer…

We might not see it, but we sure will think about it next time Trebek put his smug bastard pants on.