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'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Back At Work Following Chemotherapy

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, is back at work hosting the popular TV game show. In a video Twitter post, the 79-year-old Trebek says, "It's going to be a good year," following chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

The announcement comes just five months after Trebek revealed that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, declaring "I'm going to fight this." A couple of months later, he said he was doing so well, it was "mind-boggling."

"I've gone through a lot of chemotherapy and thankfully that is now over," Trebek said in a video released by his show's producers Thursday. "I'm on the mend and that's all I can hope for right now."

Trebek actually returned to taping the show on July 22, his birthday. The video features footage of a cake being presented to him.

The 36th season of Jeopardy! will begin airing on Sept. 9.

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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco. Along with covering the daily news of region, Gonzales' reporting has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the U.S. Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court and any other legal, political, or social development occurring in Northern California relevant to the rest of the country.

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