Host of MSNBC’s Hardball Chris Matthews, Former Bush administration Press Secretary Dana Perino, host of Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, and NY Times columnist Tom Friedman are among the contestants that will be competing for the title of Political Talking Head Jeopardy Champion. Actually, I’m not sure that’s the angle the network is playing; but I think you probably get the picture.
Actually, I’m not really sure how they put the cast together. The addition of Kareem Abdul-Jabar has me scratching my head a bit. When I think of the NBA great, I tend to think basketball, but his role as Global Cultural Ambassador, I suppose, warrants his inclusion. Lewis Black and Dr. Oz, on the other hand, not so much.
While I would have loved seeing Charles Krauthammer in the field, I do very much look forward to seeing if Tom Friedman can prove what we all know he thinks – that is he, of course, the smartest man on the Flat, Hot, and Crowded planet….
The tournament will air May 14-18
Jeopardy: Power Players (list of contestants)
NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and Global Cultural Ambassador
52nd St. Project and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
CNN “Anderson Cooper 360°” and syndicated talk show “Anderson”
The Trevor Project
NBC “The Faber Report” and “Squak on the Street”
New Visions for Public Schools
|Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times
Former White House Press Secretary
Pine Hills Literacy Project
“BBC World News America”
International Women’s Media Foundation
MSNBC “Hardball” and NBC “The Chris Matthews Show”
La Salle College High School
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
|Dr. Mehmet Oz
“The Dr. Oz Show”
American Institute for Stuttering
Fox News Channel “The Five”
“Fox News Sunday”
Hope For The Warriors
How are they preparing?