WASHINGTON – In an exclusive interview with Newsy’s “In The Loop,“ LeVar Burton tells host Christian Bryant he was “not just disappointed, but wrecked” by losing the bid to become the host of “Jeopardy.” Burton also talks about hosting this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, broadcasting live on ION and Bounce from 8-10pm ET on Thursday, June 2.
Burton touch on feeling “not just disappointed, but wrecked” by not getting the job as host of ‘Jeopardy’, the takeaways he learned from not getting the hosting job, and getting “the call” to host the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
“Well, it happened in the same timeframe, if not the same week, that I was not named the host of the game-show-that-shall-not-be-named. And so to get the call from the Scripps Spelling Bee about hosting this tournament was a huge balm on an open wound. And I thought, ‘Oh, well, at least they see me, they see me, they see me.’ And, you know, I’m definitely one to go where I’m wanted and loathe to go where I’m not invited.”Levar Burton
The full interview with LeVar Burton will air on Newsy’s “In The Loop” at 9p ET on Wednesday. Here’s how to watch.