Last week, “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek stunned America when he announced that his stage-four pancreatic cancer was in “near-remission,” a disease that yields a survival rate of just 3%.
Speaking with People magazine, Trebek credited this undoubted miracle to the prayers of millions of fans, with doctors admitting they may have played a significant factor in his recovery. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just chemo,” he told the outlet. “I’ve had a couple million people out there who expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy and their prayers. The doctors said it could very well be an important part of this.”
According to Newsbusters, both “NBC Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News” edited those parts about prayer out of their broadcasts last week while ABC’s “World News Tonight” included them. For context, here is how ABC reported on Trebek’s recovery, explicitly mentioning that he not only called for fans to pray for him but also credited his fans’ prayers for his survival: