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News Media Stars on the Jeopardy Quiz Show This Week Russert,Woodward,Olbermann,Noonan,Franken..
MRC ^ | 12:10pm EDT, Monday May 10, 2004 | BrentBaker

Posted on 05/10/2004 9:49:41 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

This week on the syndicated Jeopardy quiz show: media figures, including Tim Russert, Tucker Carlson, Bob Woodward, Aaron Brown and Keith Olbermann. Plus, Peggy Noonan and Al Franken.

Monday's Washington Post provided a day-by-day listing of the line-up for the shows hosted by Alex Trebek, which were taped, on a Saturday in early April, at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. "Winners," the Post noted, "get $50,000 for a charity of their choice; losers get $20,000, regardless of how poorly they play."

The lineup:

- Monday: Tucker Carlson of CNN's Crossfire, Peggy Noonan, the former presidential speechwriter, and Bob Woodward of The Post.

- Tuesday: Anderson Cooper of CNN's 360 Degrees, Maria Bartiromo from CNBC, and Kweisi Mfume, the President of the NAACP.

- Wednesday: Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary, Ashleigh Banfield, who used to work for NBC, and Aaron Brown of CNN's Newsnight.

- Thursday: Al Franken, the liberal talker, Gretchen Carlson of CBS's Early Show and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown.

- Friday: Tavis Smiley of NPR and PBS, Christine Todd Whitman, the former Environmental Protection Agency head, and Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the Press.

For the Post article about the week of shows: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13337-2004May9.html

Sony Picture's home page for Jeopardy: http://www.jeopardy.com/mini_sites/archive_header/index.html?/mini _sites/powerplayers/index.html

For the air time in your area, as they say, check local listings. In many markets, the half-hour Jeopardy airs during the hour before prime time begins. Those in the Washington, DC are can watch Jeopardy at 7:30pm on WJLA-TV.

I hope they all remembered to answer in the form of a question, such as: "Eight liberal media stars who deny there's any liberal bias?" Answer: "Who are the guests this week on Jeopardy?"

-- Brent Baker


TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aaronbrown; al; bobwoodward; franken; jeopardy; keitholbermann; peggynoonan; timrussert; tuckercarlson

1 posted on 05/10/2004 9:49:42 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
I read somewhere that Franken made a complete A$$ of himself.
2 posted on 05/10/2004 9:50:52 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: fight_truth_decay
Oh, Brent.

You know that's because all conservatives are stupid! Why even try to get more than one or two smart enough for Jeopardy?

Dan
3 posted on 05/10/2004 9:52:10 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Howlin
I guess now we will see who the Big FatIdiot truly is.
4 posted on 05/10/2004 9:54:09 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: fight_truth_decay
Answer: "The lowest ratings in Jeopardy history were during this week."

Question: "What happened when Jeopardy made the stupid mistake of putting liberal journalist on the panel?"
5 posted on 05/10/2004 9:57:06 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Howlin
I read somewhere that Franken made a complete A$$ of himself.

And this would come as a shock to us? :)

6 posted on 05/10/2004 9:57:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Running between threads keeps me in shape.)
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To: Howlin
All he has to do is get out of bed to do that!!!!!!
7 posted on 05/10/2004 10:01:32 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: fight_truth_decay
Do the losers have to sing the 'Weird Al' song - I Lost On Jeopardy? Adding insult to hurt egos.
8 posted on 05/10/2004 10:04:14 AM PDT by familyofman
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To: fight_truth_decay
no fox newsbabes? no drudge?
9 posted on 05/10/2004 10:06:27 AM PDT by isom35
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To: fight_truth_decay
I hear all of the Air America hosts are begging for a slot on Jeopardy because Merv Griffin always makes payroll.
10 posted on 05/10/2004 10:08:12 AM PDT by azcap
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To: familyofman
Franken will be as dumb as the guest they have on SNL's Jeopardy (the one where Wil Ferrell plays Alex Trebek)
11 posted on 05/10/2004 10:08:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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"JEOPARDY! sets the stage capital style for a front page, headline worthy competition. It’s the JEOPARDY! Power Players Week featuring 15 of the country’s most influential political figures, authors, journalists and newsmakers, all competing on behalf of their favorite charities,"Jeopardy's homepage boasts.




12 posted on 05/10/2004 10:11:50 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
"Alex, I'll take swords for 100."

"Mr. Connery, that's S Words."
13 posted on 05/10/2004 10:16:20 AM PDT by Wacka
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To: Wacka
"Alex, I'll take swords for 100."
"Mr. Connery, that's S Words."


"Saber"
14 posted on 05/10/2004 10:20:08 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: fight_truth_decay
- Monday: Tucker Carlson of CNN's Crossfire, Peggy Noonan, the former presidential speechwriter, and Bob Woodward of The Post.

Gimme Peggy

- Tuesday: Anderson Cooper of CNN's 360 Degrees, Maria Bartiromo from CNBC, and Kweisi Mfume, the President of the NAACP.

The babe from CNBC

- Wednesday: Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary, Ashleigh Banfield, who used to work for NBC, and Aaron Brown of CNN's Newsnight.

Ari in a landslide against two true lightweights.

- Thursday: Al Franken, the liberal talker, Gretchen Carlson of CBS's Early Show and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown.

Between three idiots: Push.

- Friday: Tavis Smiley of NPR and PBS, Christine Todd Whitman, the former Environmental Protection Agency head, and Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the Press.

Russert.

15 posted on 05/10/2004 10:23:58 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Wolfgang Puck does not belong on Iron Chef America, no matter how funny his accent is.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
...losers get $20,000, regardless of how poorly they play...

This rule must have been necessary to get the socialists to participate.

16 posted on 05/10/2004 10:47:29 AM PDT by kidd
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To: drjimmy
"Salmanga, Toledo"
17 posted on 05/10/2004 10:48:00 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
- Thursday: Al Franken, the liberal talker, Gretchen Carlson of CBS's Early Show and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown.

"I'll have Bucked-Toothed Morons for $100, Alex"

18 posted on 05/10/2004 10:49:50 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: dfwgator
My favorite is when Norm McDonald plays Burt Reynolds

wears the big oversized orange cowboy hat
19 posted on 05/10/2004 10:50:32 AM PDT by job (Dinsdale?Dinsdale?)
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To: dfwgator
"Franken will be as dumb as the guest they have on SNL's Jeopardy (the one where Wil Ferrell plays Alex Trebek)"


Will he demand to be known as "Turd Ferguson"? :)
20 posted on 05/10/2004 11:16:27 AM PDT by brownsfan (I didn't leave the democratic party, the democratic party left me.)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); fight_truth_decay
"Ari in a landslide against two true lightweights."

Yes! I'm pretty sure he & Russert will do the best. They may actually know a bunch of stuff.

Thanks for posting this thread, I really do want to watch this. Usually I'm not too keen on the Celebrity Jeopardy weeks, but I think this will prove interesting.



21 posted on 05/10/2004 11:18:53 AM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: jocon307
I hate to say it, but Keith Olberman is a pretty bright guy too. I'd expect him to do pretty well.
22 posted on 05/10/2004 11:22:04 AM PDT by XJarhead
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"I read somewhere that Franken made a complete A$$ of himself."

Point #1: "I'll take 'Liberal Lies and the Liberal Liars who tell them' for 2000, Alex"

Point #2: Poetic Justice would be that Franken-stein would be excluded from Final Jeopardy! because he ran out of money...just like his network.
23 posted on 05/10/2004 12:01:59 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (I approve this message: character and integrity matter. Bush/Cheney for '04.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I hate all the "special" Jeopardy weeks.

They dumb the show down so badly.

Media Personality Week will undoubtedly ask questions as lame as High School Week.

"Comes from a mixing of the colors blue and yellow."
"What is purple, Alex?"

24 posted on 05/10/2004 12:07:10 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"..shows hosted by Alex Trebek"


Can't take this guy or his dumbed down version of Jeopardy.

The guy they used to have on years ago ran a show which asked academic, intelligent questions. He was also respectful of the guests.

Trebek makes sarcastic comments and has some real idiot categories - like about rock stars, words that being with "bird", rhyming stuff - so puerile.


But I MUST check out Chrissie Whitman. Unless they uses cue cards, I'm sure she will wind up the dumbest of the bunch.

I'm sure Noonan will probably do best.
25 posted on 05/10/2004 12:16:42 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: fight_truth_decay
Even though I like Peggy Noonan, I won't watch these people. Why do the news people, columnists, TV celebs etc think they are so important??

Sheesh, On this week when they show the people who died the week before half or all of them are fellow media people, as if they were more important than the other thousands of people who died that week.

They really do think of themselves as elitist.

26 posted on 05/10/2004 12:55:29 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: fight_truth_decay
I usually watch and enjoy Jeopardy, but I may skip this week. Everything will have to be dumbed down so idiots won't look like idiots-whats the challange in that?
27 posted on 05/10/2004 1:05:34 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Republicans who die between now and 2 Nov. will be voting for Kerry. Stay healthy!)
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To: Howlin
I read somewhere that Franken made a complete A$$ of himself.

What are the odds...?

28 posted on 05/10/2004 2:29:24 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Hey, I wouldn't touch Camryn Manheim's uterus on a bet.)
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To: All
Boy was I right about them dumbing down the questions or what?

Seriously, I don't think I've missed one so far, except a couple of the ballet questions.

Did you see how not one of them knew John Elway was the quarterback of the Broncos.

And I'll tell myself that Peggy Noonan didn't know "All the President's Men" on purpose, just to piss off Woodward.

29 posted on 05/10/2004 4:21:44 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Alright. Even if I'm the only person on this thread I'm going to be the first to get Final Jeopardy right. As soon as the commercials are over.
30 posted on 05/10/2004 4:23:34 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Supreme Court Justice
31 posted on 05/10/2004 4:26:23 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Who is SCJ?
32 posted on 05/10/2004 4:26:37 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: job
Remember when Bill Clinton wanted to take "potpourri" (sic?) and said he'd take "pot party for $200"? I thought that was pretty funny....
33 posted on 05/10/2004 4:26:41 PM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Howlin
I read somewhere that Franken made a complete A$$ of himself.

As Gomer Pyle would say, "So-prize, so-prize, so-prize".

34 posted on 05/10/2004 4:32:05 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: fight_truth_decay
I'm watching as we speak and Peggie Noonan is whipping Tucker and Woodward, big time.

By the way, Woodward's "charity" is Sidwell Friends School, where his 7 year old attends. I'm sure, they really, really need the money.
35 posted on 05/10/2004 4:43:34 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: fight_truth_decay
All liberal lineup on Friday.
36 posted on 05/10/2004 7:27:18 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: Wacka
"I'll take the rapists for 200."

"That's therapists. Not the rapists."

37 posted on 05/10/2004 7:30:47 PM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: ZULU

I think the name of the original host of "jeopardy" was Art
Flemming.


38 posted on 05/14/2004 6:59:50 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: fight_truth_decay

Whitman won by a wide margin...and the most money of the week.

The other two - Russert and some idiot Tavis Smiley---were left in the dust. Russert thinks there are 50 senators in the senate!


39 posted on 01/29/2006 9:56:19 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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