Alex Trebek returns for new season of "Jeopardy"

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) -- "Today, Jeopardy begins its 36th season on the air and happy to report I'm still here."

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If the answer is: "Resilience personified." The question is "Who is Alex Trebek.

The Jeopardy host began his 36th season after facing uncertainty in March when he announced he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This summer, he celebrated his 79th birthday and announced he completed chemotherapy.

"I've gone through a lot of chemotherapy and, thankfully, that is now over. I'm on the mend and that's all I can hope for right now," Trebek said.

Earlier he told CBS Sunday Morning's Jane Pauley what his post-chemotherapy project would be.

"We have the summer months off, so hopefully, my own hair will grow back," he said.