A game show host is an individual who manages a game show, introduces contestants, and asks quiz questions to test the knowledge of said contestants. They may also have other duties pertinent to production.
Especially in the United States, game show hosts have generally been conservative or libertarian in their political beliefs. Reasons for this include the rural origins of many of the hosts (early television personalities were expected to have natural General American English accents, which were most prominent in the midwest) and the merit-based nature of the game show format.
In June 2014, Alex Trebek set a new world record for "hosting more episodes of a single television game show than anyone else in TV history". Bob Barker previously held this record, and Trebek predicted that Pat Sajak is on track to break it.
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