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2016 Power Players Week Contestants Announced

Today, Jeopardy! announced the 15 pundits, personalities, and politicians scheduled to appear when the show goes to Washington, D.C. to tape Power Players Week. The group includes some of the country’s most influential journalists, commentators, and newsmakers, along with a best-selling author, an innovative comedian, and a sitting United States senator.

The winner of each game will earn a minimum of $50,000 for their charity of choice, while each of the other contestants will receive a guaranteed $10,000 for their cause.

The roster of 2016 Power Players and their chosen charities are as follows, listed alphabetically by last name.

Kate Bolduan – ”At This Hour” (CNN), Charity: Free Arts NYC

Louis C.K. – Comedian, Charity: Fistula Foundation

Jonathan Capehart – “The Washington Post”, Charity: Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Anderson Cooper – ”Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN), Charity: Spike’s K9 Fund

S.E. Cupp – Conservative Commentator, Charity: No Kid Hungry

Al Franken – U.S. Senator (D-Minn.), Charity: USO

Jonathan Franzen – Best-selling Author, “Purity”, Charity: American Bird Conservancy

David Gregory – Political Analyst (CNN), Charity: Martha’s Table

Melissa Harris-Perry – Professor and TV Host, Charity: Girls for Gender Equity 

Sunny Hostin – ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent, Charity: Bronx Children’s Museum

Lara Logan – ”60 Minutes” (CBS), Charity: Committee to Protect Journalists

Ana Navarro – Republican Strategist, Charity: Operation Smile

Michael Steele – Politician & MSNBC Political Analyst, Charity: Catholic Charities Mona Center

Chuck Todd – NBC News Political Director & Host, “Meet the Press”, Charity: Samaritan Inns

Matthew Weiner – Series Creator/Executive Producer of "Mad Men", Charity: Alexandria House

**Names subject to change

Power Players Week will be taped in front of a live audience on Saturday, April 9, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and will air nationwide May 16-20, 2016. Check local listings for show times and stations. For more information, please visit