Cleveland, Ohio 2021-07-24 19:10:16 –
(NEXSTAR) – LeVar Burton’s interest in becoming a permanent host ofJeopardy!Despite the “scary” experience of filming, “has not diminished.
Burton, whose taping will begin airing on Monday, Associated Press His experience as a guest host was that it started a bit more volatile than he thought, mainly because he had to keep pace with the show.
“When I’m at home, I feel really relaxed for 30 minutes, but I’m not at all relaxed,” he told AP, “really, really scary” at first.
“You can’t lose focus for nanoseconds.”
After recording the first episode of five consecutive episodes, Burton took a break and asked his wife, Stephanie Kozart Burton, what he was doing and said, “Well.”
“Now this is a woman who loves me enough to tell me the truth,” Burton said.
For the rest of the taping, Burton quickly learned to be “selfish.” That’s when he started to enjoy.
Burton also said that his previous works, “Roots,” “Star Trek,” and “Reading Rainbow,” shared qualities with “Jeopardy!” And felt that they would fit naturally if chosen as a hosting gig. In that they tried to provide viewers with more than just entertainment.
“They all have something in common about them, a common thread of entertainment—and information, inspiration, enlightenment, education, and uplifting. Not just selling things to each other, but much more. can [TV],” He said.
Burton’s episode will begin airing on Monday. He is followed by CNBC’s David Faber, whose episode will begin airing on August 2.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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