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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
Former White House Press Secretary
Pine Hills Literacy Project
Chris Matthews
MSNBC "Hardball" and NBC "The Chris Matthews Show"
La Salle College High School
Lizzie O'Leary
CNN
826DC
 
Tuesday, May 15:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer & Global Cultural Ambassador
Skyhook Foundation
David Faber
CNBC "The Faber Report" and "Squawk on the Street"
New Visions for Public Schools
Dana Perino
Fox News Channel "The Five"
Pets2Vets
 
Wednesday, May 16:
Katty Kay
"BBC World News America"
International Women's Media Foundation
Dr. Mehmet Oz
"The Dr. Oz Show"
HealthCorps
Chris Wallace
"Fox News Sunday"
Hope For The Warriors
 
Thursday, May 17:
Lewis Black
Stand-up comedian
52nd St. Project and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Clarence Page
Chicago Tribune
American Institute for Stuttering
Chuck Todd
NBC News
Samaritan Inns
 
Friday, May 18:
Anderson Cooper
CNN "Anderson Cooper 360°" & syndicated talk show "Anderson"
The Trevor Project
Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times
Conservation International
Kelly O'Donnell
NBC News
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.