Celebrity Jeopardy Players Announced

Written by Larissa Rzemienski   // April 18, 2012   //

Celebrity Jeopardy Power PlayersCelebrity Jeopardy Power Players Announced

Jeopardy announced a Power Players Week of Jeopardy with a celebrity lineup.  Collectively this group of 15 celebrities has earned 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. The winner of each game will receive $50,000 towards charity of choice. Although Jeopardy has been on the air for 28 years,this is only the third time they will be having a Power Players Week. Jeopardy Power Week will air May 14 -18.

The following is a list of celebrities set to appear on Jeopardy Power Week:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and Global Cultural Ambassador Skyhook Foundation

Lewis Black Stand-up comedian 52nd St. Project and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Anderson Cooper CNN “Anderson Cooper 360°” and syndicated talk show “Anderson” The Trevor Project

David Faber NBC “The Faber Report” and “Squak on the Street” New Visions for Public Schools

Thomas L. Friedman The New York Times Conservation International

Robert Gibbs Former White House Press Secretary Pine Hills Literacy Project

Katty Kay “BBC World News America” International Women’s Media Foundation

Chris Matthews MSNBC “Hardball” and NBC “The Chris Matthews Show” La Salle College High School

Kelly O’Donnell NBC News Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation

Lizzie O’Leary CNN 826DC

Dr. Mehmet Oz “The Dr. Oz Show” HealthCorps

Clarence Page Chicago Tribune American Institute for Stuttering

Dana Perino Fox News Channel “The Five” Pets2Vets

Chuck Todd NBC News Samaritan Inns

Chris Wallace “Fox News Sunday” Hope For The Warriors

It is great to see so many wonderful charity organizations represented.  Players who do not win a game will still have a guaranteed $10,000 toward chosen charity. Jeopardy Power Players Week will tape in front of a live audience at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

More information about Celebrity Jeopardy Power Players Week can be found at: www.jeopardy.com/powerplayers

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