Show #7301 - Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Power Players Week game 1.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.


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Jonathan Franzen, a best-selling author from Purity and The Corrections

S.E. Cupp, a political commentator from CNN, New York Daily News, and Glamour

Chuck Todd, a political director and host from NBC News and NBC's Meet the Press

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you the types, you identify the bird for us.)
    $200 7
Back in the 1st century B.C., the Acta Diurna was the daily news sheet of this ancient republic
    $200 16
"A plain near to a port in Denmark" is a setting in this play
    $200 26
This word is insulting when used to mean "a German", but is OK as a shorter word for a cabbage dish
    $200 3
    $200 1
In 1934 this A.L. park got a new left field wall; in 1947 that wall was painted green to match the rest of the park
    $200 21
Go go this mechanical contraption, thingamajig or doohickey
    $400 10
This 19h century publisher was no prize; his New York World was synonymous with yellow journalism
    $400 17
It's the first country mentioned in "Macbeth"
    $400 27
The "B" in the name of this maker of cars like the M2 & X5 refers to Bavaria
    $400 8
European (aka redbreast)
    $400 2
The first triple in this park was April 17, 1992, courtesy of Cal Ripken Jr.
    $400 22
Type of general just below major general
    $600 11
Londoners have been getting their news from this paper at all hours since 1788
    $600 18
"The isle is full of noises", says Caliban in this play
    $600 9
Mourning &
Oriental turtle-
    $600 4
It only became the "Friendly Confines" for night games in 1988; it was the last ballpark to install lights
    $600 23
"Insect" term for a person who persistently annoys others with criticism
    $800 12
In 1735 a jury ruled that stories in the New York Weekly Journal were factual, so John Peter Zenger was acquitted of this
    $800 19
This "Tale" takes place in Sicilia & Bohemia
    $800 14
    DD: $1,000 5
Built as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics, it was converted for baseball after the Games
    $800 24
In a musical this Scottish village awakens every 100 years
    $1000 13 is the website of this paper, a Michigan institution since 1835
    $1000 20
Part of "The Taming of the Shrew" is set at this tamer's country house
    $1000 15
red-breasted sapsucker
    $1000 6
A 1963 Mickey Mantle home run hit the upper deck of this stadium & bounced back nearly to second base
    $1000 25
8-letter person who moves about aimlessly from one social activity to another

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Chuck S.E. Jon
$1,600 $3,800 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chuck S.E. Jon
$2,600 $5,200 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
In 2016 he won a Grammy Award for the audio version of his memoir "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety"
    $400 20
This city's Royal Danish Ballet debuted "The Whims of Cupid and the Ballet Master" in 1786 & it's still being danced today
    $400 18
When Miss Colombia was not the No. 1 answer, the Miss Universe emcee & "Family Feud" host had to correct himself
    $400 7
Term for a musical group of two
    $400 6
Sri Lanka is the world's leading exporter of these leaves that make a hot beverage
    $400 9
Gal Gadot as this character brought some Amazon estrogen to 2016's "Batman v. Superman"
    $800 2
The face of this WWI-era prez was on the old $100,000 note, never used by the public
    $800 22
The main characters of "Fancy Free" are the "three" these
    $800 21
Between 2001 & 2013 this Italian landmark recovered nearly one inch of its vertical tilt
    $800 8
I'm not superstitious, but I do know triskadekaphobia is fear of this number
    $800 15
Monaco has the world's lowest of these, so there aren't enough little Monegasques to keep up the population
    $800 11
He had his "Cher" of success as a singer of "I Got You Babe" before going to Congress
    $1200 3
His memorial at Arlington mentions that he was both president & Chief Justice of the United States
    $1200 23
A 1972 ballet was based on (& named for) the "Tales of" this German author
    $1200 24
Okay, you were right--my getting this haircut made famous by Mr. T in the '80s was a mistake
    $1200 10
Bruno Mars & Travie McCoy cashed in singing "I wanna be" this type of rich guy; "buy all the things I never had"
    $1200 16
More than 50 gold medals make this nation the leader in world curling championships for both men & women
    $1200 12
This Jim McMahon team hadn't won the title yet when they released "The Super Bowl Shuffle" in 1985
    $1600 4
He was the only president who had served as a 5-star general
    $1600 25
On Nov. 3, 1948 the Chicago Daily Tribune made a slight error on the front page--this man did not defeat Truman
    $1600 13
The man who wrote "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" led 2 churches named for this trio, Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    DD: $1,800 27
These 2 neighboring Middle East countries share the lowest elevation on land, about 1,300 feet below sea level
    $1600 17
The Bee Gees were doing this kind of "Talkin'" in a No. 1 hit
    $2000 5
Millard Fillmore was the last member of this political party to serve as president
    $2000 26
A correction is a drop in the value of a stock & can signal this type of animal-named market
    DD: $2,400 14
These large muscles at the front of the thigh take their name in part from the Latin for "four"
    $2000 28
This country of many islands has more Muslims than any other
    $2000 19
This director's films like "Jungle Fever" won him special Academy Award in a 2015 ceremony

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chuck S.E. Jon
$12,200 $13,200 $14,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Officials called tribunes sat at Rome's Senate door & if they didn't like what was going on, shouted this Latin word

Final scores:

Chuck S.E. Jon
$0 $10,000 $1,599
3rd place: $10,000 for Samaritan Inns Winner: $50,000 for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign 2nd place: $10,000 for the American Bird Conservancy

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chuck S.E. Jon
$12,200 $13,000 $14,200
15 R,
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2016-04-09
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