“Jeopardy!” is back in Washington and some familiar faces are competing for nerd-bragging rights and charities in television’s favorite intellectual game show.
Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., is a Power Player and is playing to donate his money to the USO, a nonprofit that provides programs and live entertainment to troops and their families.
All contestants chose a charity to donate their winnings to. Newsmakers Power Players include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, playing for Spike’s K9 Fund; CNN’s David Gregory playing for Martha’s Table; CNN commentator S.E. Cupp, playing for Share Our Strength; ABC’s Sunny Hostin, playing for Bronx Children’s Museum; NBC anchor Chuck Todd, playing for Samaritan Inns; Lara Logan of “60 Minutes” playing for the Committee to Protect Journalists; the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, playing for Sasha Bruce Youthwork; and CNN anchor Kate Bouldan, playing for Free Arts NYC.
Other Power Players are comedian Louis C.K. playing for Fistula Foundation; author Jonathan Franzen, playing for the American Bird Conservancy; former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, playing for Girls for Gender Equity; creator of AMC’s “Mad Men” Matthew Weiner, playing for Alexandria House; and political analysts Ana Navarro and Michael Steele, playing for Operation Smile and Catholic Charities Mona Center, respectively.
The show will tape April 9-13 at DAR Constitution Hall. The show will air between May 16-20.
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