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:|
Former White House Press Secretary
Pine Hills Literacy Project
MSNBC "Hardball" and NBC "The Chris Matthews Show"
La Salle College High School
|Tuesday, May 15:|
NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer & Global Cultural Ambassador
CNBC "The Faber Report" and "Squawk on the Street"
New Visions for Public Schools
Fox News Channel "The Five"
|Wednesday, May 16:|
"BBC World News America"
International Women's Media Foundation
|Dr. Mehmet Oz
"The Dr. Oz Show"
"Fox News Sunday"
Hope For The Warriors
|Thursday, May 17:|
52nd St. Project and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
American Institute for Stuttering
|Friday, May 18:|
CNN "Anderson Cooper 360°" & syndicated talk show "Anderson"
The Trevor Project
|Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
"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.