‘Jeopardy!’ Highlights Contestant Bryce Hwang For Generous Outreach Program

by Thad Mitchell

Popular game show Jeopardy! has undergone some major changes in the past few months but maintains its dedication to knowledge.

Long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away last November but the show is pressing forward with a slew of guest hosts. One thing Trebek took great pride in was highlighting the show’s contestants along with their talents and contributions. That theme continues on with the celebrity guest hosts now manning the hosting podium.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” currently has the honor of guest Jeopardy! host. In a recent episode, Oz would have made Trebek proud by highlighting the efforts of a young contestant on the show.

In a social media post from the Jeopardy! Twitter account, contestant Bryce Hwang is recognized for his outreach program. Oz introduces Hwang and then asks him about the eye clinic program that he and his colleagues operate. The doctor is very impressed with Hwang’s efforts in improving the quality of life for his community.

Jeopardy! Contestant Runs Free Eye Clinic

“All eyes on Bryce for his giving efforts!” the tweet says. The Tuesday social media post drew more than 400 “likes” and dozens of comments.

Hwang is a medical student from Santa Clara, California, as Oz Notes. The Jeopardy! guest host then talks about the young student’s endeavor in providing free eye care.

“I actually learned about you and what truly impressed me is the eye clinic endeavor you have embarked on,” Oz says.

Hwang then describes how he and other students provide the health care service at no charge to the patients.

“I work with some other medical students and we help run a free eye clinic for folks without insurance,” he says. “It is so they can see an eye doctor even if they are unable to afford it.”

Dr. Oz is the fourth celebrity guest host of Jeopardy! since Trebek’s passing late last year. He will continue hosting through the week with Friday being the last day of his tenure. Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is up next and will begin his hosting duties on Monday. Rodgers will get two weeks as host before turning over the reigns to journalist Anderson Cooper.