CNN HOST ANDERSON COOPER WINS TODAY'S 'JEOPARDY! POWER PLAYERS' MATCH
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 18, 2012) – Today, Anderson Cooper (CNN “Anderson Cooper 360°” and syndicated talk show “Anderson”) won his “Jeopardy! Power Players" match, earning $50,000 on behalf of The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Cooper has widely reported on bullying issues and efforts to stop bullying tactics. He supports the organization for its efforts to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ youth.
Cooper defeated Kelly O’Donnell (NBC News) and Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times). As runner-ups, they received $10,000 for their special causes. O’Donnell played for the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation and Friedman competed for Conservation International.
“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.