Show #4544 - Thursday, May 13, 2004

2004 Power Players Week game 4.
From Washington, D.C.


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Keith Olbermann, a news anchor from MSNBC

Gretchen Carlson, a journalist from the CBS Saturday Early Show

Al Franken, an author and radio talk show host from New York City

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of these clues are from the guide book by Christopher Buckley. Al, start.) (Al: Okay. I thought it was Yiddish.)
    $200 2
The location of Washington, D.C. was actually chosen by G.W., & it's a nice little commute from this estate of his
    $200 9
It was the nickname of comedian Richard Skelton
    $200 1
Chris Elliot, Tim Meadows, Phil Hartman & Darrell Hammond have all played this 42nd president
    $200 16
This potent potable's name comes from the Latin for juniper, which is used to flavor it
    $200 3
Delivered November 19, 1863, it began, "Four score and seven years ago..."
    $400 17
Rumor has it a former owner once let her dog wear this diamond; now it "springs eternal" at the Smithsonian
    $400 12
Paul Bunyan's Babe was a giant ox of this color
    $400 4
Chevy Chase was known for taking a tumble or two when playing this 38th president
    $400 8
After slaying this giant, David cut off his head & took it with him to Jerusalem
    $600 18
"Rome had... Anita Ekberg splashing in the Trevi Fountain; we got Wilbur Mills and Fanne Foxe" in this "Basin"
    $600 13
Tom Clancy's first 2 novels had this color in their titles
    $600 5
In 1976 Dan Aykroyd did his first televised impression of this presidential candidate
    $600 10
Like, oh my God! In the '80s this word mentioned in "Valley Girl" often preceded "to the max"
    $800 14
It's the color mentioned in the title of the following
    DD: $1,200 6
Dana Carvey not only played Bush Sr. during the '92 race, he also played this independent Texan challenger
    $800 11
In a word, it's the rock 'n' roll musical set at Rydell High School
    $1000 7
In a cartoon by Robert Smigel, Ford & Bush the First are among these title superheroes (now in paperback)
    $1000 15
This edible export from Holland comes in "wheels" that may weigh 25 pounds

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 9):

Al Gretchen Keith
$3,800 $200 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Al Gretchen Keith
$5,400 -$600 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

W M Ds
(Alex: Each response will be a "W", an "M" or a "D".)
    $400 3
Of 1, 3, or 10 miles away, it's the farthest distance from which a polar bear can smell food
    $400 1
Before taking her seat in the Senate, Dianne Feinstein was Mayor of this California city
    $400 17
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've heard this way the French pronounce their capital
    $400 12
Mark Twain noted a striking difference between a cat & a lie: "A cat has only" this many "lives"
    $400 13
This constellation features the twins Pollux & Castor
    $400 2
The boss of Bond, James Bond
    $800 4
About her possible entry into politics, the N.Y. Post ran the 1993 headline "Senator Yentl"
    $800 15
Uta Pippig had a "run" of good luck winning this race in 1994, 1995 & 1996; Fatuma Roba won in 1997, '98 & '99
    $800 21
If you have more than one French chateau, you don't pluralize chateau with S but with this letter
    $800 19
Of the snowshoe, the golf shoe or the tennis shoe, the one that really is a breed of cat
    $800 14
Sirius, the brightest point of Canis Major, that's Canis, people, is also called this star
    $800 5
The only one that's on the musical scale
    $1200 9
The town of Derry is the setting of this author's "It" & "Insomnia"
    $1200 16
New York's Ithaca College awards a scholarship named for this NBC News anchor who died in a tragic auto accident in 1983
    $1200 20
Legend says that the Manx cat lost this feature by slipping into Noah's Ark just as the door was closing
    $1200 6
The hunt is on for Peter Lorre in this 1931 Fritz Lang film about a child murderer
    $1600 10
In 1876 this "Wild" West man was killed in the Dakota Territory holding aces & 8s, later known as a dead man's hand
    DD: $200 18
"Brooklyn Bridge" was one of the last of her NYC paintings before she moved permanently to New Mexico
    $1600 22
Gus the Cat lived in the Carytown book store in this Va. capital for 19 years before going to cat heaven in 2001
    $1600 7
Roman numeral symbol for 500
    $2000 11
He was "On the Road" in 1957 but found the final exit ramp in 1969
    $2000 8
Chemical symbol for tungsten

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Al Gretchen Keith
$8,000 -$1,800 $7,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Beginning an American tradition, in 1801 Aaron Burr's daughter Theodosia & her new husband honeymooned here

Final scores:

Al Gretchen Keith
$15,201 $1,800 $15,200
Winner: $50,000 to the Congressional Hunger Center 3rd place: $20,000 to the MacPhail Center for the Arts & Taking a Step 2nd place: $20,000 to Bat for the Cure

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Al Gretchen Keith
$7,800 -$1,800 $7,600
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
4 R,
4 W
11 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $13,600

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Game tape date: 2004-04-03
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