Jeopardy Lines Up D.C. Power Players

Jeopardy! has unveiled the players for its Washington Power Players week, being taped in Washington April 9 for airing May 16-20, and they range from Sen. Al Franken to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

Political figures, journalists and other media figures will play for charity, with the winners earning a minimum of $50,000 for their charity and the losers at last $10,000.

The 15 "pundits, personalities and politicians" who will be playing, and the charities they are playing for, are Kate Bolduan, CNN, Free Arts NYC; comedian Louis C.K., Fistula Foundation; Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post, Sasha Bruce Youthwork; Anderson Cooper, CNN, Spike's K9 Fund; S.E. Cupp, commentator (CNN), Share Our Strength; Sen. Al Franken (D-

Minn.); Jonathan Franzen, author, American Bird Conservancy; David Gregory, analyst (CNN), Martha's Table; Melissa Harris-Perry, TV host, Girls for Gender Equity; Sunny Hostin, ABC senior legal analyst, Bronx Children's Museum; Ana Navarro, political analyst (CNN), Operation Smile; Michael Steele, political analyst (MSNBC), Catholic Charities Mona Center; Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, host, Meet the Press, Samarian Inns; Matthew Weiner, creators, Mad Men.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.