NBC NEWS' CHUCK TODD PLACES FIRST IN TODAY’S 'JEOPARDY! POWER PLAYERS' MATCH
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 17, 2012) – Today, Chuck Todd (NBC News) won his “Jeopardy! Power Players" match, earning $50,000 on behalf of the charity Samaritan Inns, an organization that provides structured housing and recovery services for the homeless as well as men and women who suffer from addiction. Todd first volunteered with the organization nearly a decade ago and has been involved ever since.
Todd defeated Clarence Page (Chicago Tribune) and Lewis Black (Stand-up comedian). As runner-ups, they received $10,000 for their special causes. Page played for the American Institute for Stuttering and Black competed for both the 52nd St. Project and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Power Players Anderson Cooper, Thomas L. Friedman and Kelly O’Donnell will compete tomorrow. 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.