Show #3041 - Monday, November 17, 1997

1997 Power Players Week game 1.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.


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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an attorney and professor from Pace University School of Law

Dee Dee Myers, a journalist from Vanity Fair

Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., a congressman from the U.S. House of Representatives

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Now since all three of you are Democrats, we thought you would appreciate our first category, which is...)
(Alex: In this category we want you to tell us what part of the body our clues refer to.)
    $100 1
In 1954 he became the first & only U.S. senator elected by a write-in vote; he's still there
    $100 11
This world record-holding sprinter is the star of the video "The Flo-Jo Workout"
    $100 19
This featuer will catch the error in the first line of our clue but not in the final lion
    $100 15
Marketed as the soap that floats, it was born in Cincinnati in 1879
    $100 4
In this state you can Kissimmee once, twice & once again, as it's a river, lake & city
    $100 21
    $200 2
In 1996 this Mississippian succeeded Bob Dole as Senate majority leader
    $200 12
In May 1954 it took Roger Bannister 3 minutes 59.4 seconds to cover this distance
    $200 20
This 2-part process of moving text can be done with scisssors & glue or with commands
    $200 16
The American version of rugby, it was first played at college level in 1869 when Rutgers beat Princeton
    $200 5
At its north end, the Dead Sea receives this river
    $200 22
    $300 3
This California governor has defeated 2 Democratic women, Dianne Feinstein & Kathleen Brown
    $300 13
He won 5 Olympic golds in running events not to mention 4 consecutive long jump medals
    $300 17
Mid-19th century Chinese cooks working on the western railroads devised this dish of odds & ends served over rice
    $300 6
The James, Potomac & Chester Rivers all flow into this bay
    $400 9
Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, he succeeded George Bush in Texas' 7th District
    $400 14
Now an Anaheim Angel, this outfielder has led the American League in steals for 11 seasons
    DD: $500 23
From the company that made it famous, it's the nickname of the "sound" heard here
("Baby Love", for example)
    $400 7
It's still working on deepening the Grand Canyon
    $500 10
In the 1993 film "Born Yesterday", this future U.S. senator played a U.S. senator
    $500 18
On Oct. 31, 1996 this race horse retired after "smoking" the tracks with 19 wins
    $500 8
The river known as the "Great Man-Made River" in Libya reaches into this desert

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Jesse Dee Dee Robert
$900 $100 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Dee Dee Robert
$1,400 $1,900 $1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You did so well with Republicans in the first round; how are you going to do with this category...)
    $200 12
South Carolina senator Ernest F. Hollings shares this nickname with fellow Democrat Walter Mondale
    $200 2
In this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, an actress becomes the most powerful woman in Argentina
    $200 21
This Lumpy Brannum character was created as the "Mr. Outdoors" to the Captain's "Mr. Indoors"
    $200 1
The shore of this island is indented by numerous bays including Donegal Bay & Belfast Lough
    $200 10
On Dec. 11, 1996 this country agreed to search its banks for the assets of Holocaust victims
    DD: $1,500 13
This Ohioan is flying high as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
    $400 3
Sophocles wrote 2 plays about this title king who "wrecks" his life by marrying his mother
    $400 4
Over 700,000 square miles, or about 84%, of this island is covered by an icecap
    $400 11
A German court convicted her father of failing to pay taxes of $7.4 million on tennis earnings
    $600 14
This West Virginian has served in the U.S. Senate longer than any current Democrat -- 38 years
    DD: $1,000 6
This classic musical about a 19th C. ruler returned to Broadway in 1996; it features the following:
("Shall We Dance")
    $600 5
The largest & most westernmost island in the West Indies, it's the world's largest sugar exporter
    $600 16
Philippe Bourguignon left the chairmanship of Eurodisney to join this resort "club"
    $800 15
This Nebraskan is vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    $800 7
A famous D.C. address, it was the title of a 1976 musical; Lerner felt low when it flopped
    $800 23
Terrytoons created this hero & Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog especially for the show
    $800 8
In 1891 the first fossils of Homo erectus were discovered on this Indonesian island
    $800 17
In 1997 Tony Blair's new government gave this bank control of interest rates
    $800 25
Samuel Blanc founded this company during the Depression to make troubles go "down the drain"
    $1000 19
In 1994 this incumbent Florida governor narrowly beat GOP challenger Jeb Bush
    $1000 20
As a character in "Annie", this president sings "A New Deal for Christmas" with Daddy Warbucks
    $1000 22
Bunny Rabbit liked to trick the Captain out of carrots; Mr. Moose liked to drop these on him
    $1000 9
L'Anse aux Meadows on this eastern Canadian island is the first authenticated Viking site in North America
    $1000 18
In July 1996 a war crimes warrant was issued for this political leader of Bosnia's Serbs
    $1000 24
It's a subtle way of promoting brands by having movie characters drive, wear or drink them

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Dee Dee Robert
$3,600 $6,400 $4,500

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This 19th century speech included the line "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here..."

Final scores:

Jesse Dee Dee Robert
$6,600 $10,900 $9,000
3rd place: $10,000 for two colleges in the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois Winner: $15,000 for Share Our Strength 2nd place: $10,000 for Riverkeeper

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jesse Dee Dee Robert
$3,600 $4,800 $4,500
10 R,
2 W
15 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W
14 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $12,900

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Game tape date: 1997-11-01
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