CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS TO FACE OFF ON 'JEOPARDY! POWER PLAYERS WEEK'
Episodes begin on Monday, May 14
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 9, 2012) – Beginning Monday, May 14, fifteen of the country’s most influential media personalities, including political figures, authors, journalists and newsmakers will face off in “Jeopardy! Power Players Week.”
The winner of each game will earn a minimum of $50,000 for the charity of their choice, while each of the other contestants will receive a guaranteed $10,000 for their special cause.
The broadcast order is as follows:
Monday, May 14:
Robert Gibbs Chris Matthews Lizzie O’Leary
Former White House MSNBC “Hardball” and NBC CNN
Press Secretary “The Chris Matthews Show” 826DC
Pine Hills Literacy Project La Salle College High School
Tuesday, May 15
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar David Faber Dana Perino
NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer CNBC “The Faber Report” and Fox News Channel “The Five”
& Global Cultural Ambassador “Squawk on the Street” Pets2Vets
Skyhook Foundation New Visions for Public Schools
Wednesday, May 16
Katty Kay Dr. Mehmet Oz Chris Wallace
“BBC World News America” “The Dr. Oz Show” “Fox News Sunday”
International Women's HealthCorps Hope For The Warriors
Thursday, May 17
Lewis Black Clarence Page Chuck Todd
Stand-up comedian Chicago Tribune NBC News
52nd St. Projec and American Institute for Samaritan Inns
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Stuttering
Friday, May 18
Anderson Cooper Thomas L. Friedman Kelly O’Donnell
CNN “Anderson Cooper 360°” & The New York Times NBC News
syndicated talk show “Anderson” Conservation International Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
The Trevor Project
“Jeopardy! Power Players Week” taped in front of an audience of thousands at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is only the third Power Players Week in the show’s 28-year history. This year’s Power Players have collectively earned 21 Emmys, eight Peabodys, four Pulitzer Prizes and a Grammy Award; served under three White House administrations; and include the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. For more details, please visit www.jeopardy.com/powerplayers or www.wjla.com/jeopardy.
“Jeopardy!,” the winner of a 2012 Peabody award and 29 Emmy awards, including the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Program, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication with 25 million viewers each week. “Jeopardy!” is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp.