The CNN legal analyst and author said she used the game show's brushoff as a reminder "to be your own champion" when it comes to your career.
The former "Reading Rainbow" host says the Bee represents “the inspirational, aspirational ideal of education.”
Former executive producer Mike Richards and actor Mayim Bialik will take on hosting duties for the program and its spinoff specials, respectively.
“He was always excited to go to work, even during his battle with cancer," one of the beloved late trivia host's children said at the ceremony.
Dr. Oz is guest-hosting “Jeopardy,” despite backlash from former show contestants and criticism from health professionals on his record of making baseless or false medical claims.
Fans hailed Smith as "Alex’s Last Great Champion” for his victories on late host Alex Trebek’s final episodes of the game show.
Mayim Bialik and journalist Bill Whitaker will also fill in for the late Alex Trebek.
The game show's all-time champion temporarily stepped in for the late Alex Trebek.