2016-05-09 00:00:00.0
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TUNE IN FOR THE 2016 POWER PLAYERS WEEK

From Washington, D.C., the 2016 Jeopardy! Power Players Week kicks off Monday, May 16. As with any election-year contest in the nation’s capital, the competition will be fierce: Each day, three influential newsmakers will engage in a high-stakes battle of the brains to win money for their favorite charities...and perhaps claim some bragging rights for themselves.

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 day-by-day contestant lineups are listed below.

Monday, May 16:

Chuck Todd

Political Director, “NBC News”; Host, “Meet the Press” - NBC

Charity: Samaritan Inns

 

S.E. Cupp

Political Commentator - CNN, NY Daily News, Glamour

Charity: No Kid Hungry

 

Jonathan Franzen

Best-selling Author - “Purity,” “The Corrections”

Charity: American Bird Conservancy

 

Tuesday, May 17:

Anderson Cooper

Host, “AC 360°” - CNN

Charity: Spike’s K9 Fund

 

Lara Logan

Correspondent, “60 Minutes” - CBS

Charity: Committee to Protect Journalists

 

Michael Steele

Political Analyst, MSNBC; Host, “Steele & Unger” - Sirius XM

Charity: Catholic Charities Mona Center

 

Wednesday, May 18:

Louis C.K.

Comedian, Actor, Director, Writer & Producer

Charity: Fistula Foundation

 

Kate Bolduan

Co-host, “At This Hour” - CNN

Charity: Free Arts NYC

 

Jonathan Capehart

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, The Washington Post

Charity: Sasha Bruce Youthwork

 

Thursday, May 19:

Al Franken

United States Senator (D-Minnesota)

Charity: USO

 

Ana Navarro

Republican Commentator - CNN, “ABC News,” Telemundo

Charity: Operation Smile Nicaragua

 

Sunny Hostin

Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst, “ABC News”

Charity: Bronx Children’s Museum

 

Friday, May 20:

Melissa Harris-Perry

Professor & Editor-at-Large, Elle.com

Charity: Girls for Gender Equality

 

David Gregory

Political Analyst - CNN; Author, “How’s Your Faith?”

Charity: Martha’s Table

 

Matthew Weiner

Series Creator/Executive Producer, “Mad Men”

Charity: Alexandria House

 

Power Players Week was taped in front of a live audience at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Check your local listings for showtimes and stations. For more information, please visitJeopardy.com.