Journos, Politicos to Go Head-to-Head on 'Jeopardy! Power Players Week'

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Ever wondered how Anderson Cooper would fare against Chuck Todd in a game-show matchup? Can Chris Matthews' knowledge of arcane trivia outdo Chris Wallace's?

Viewers will discover the answers to these questions and more next month when top media contenders battle it out in a "Power Players" week of competition on "Jeopardy!"

For the third time in its history, the show is offering a star-studded cast of contestants including authors, journalists and politicos. The celebs will compete for a minimum of $50,000 per game, to be donated to the charity of their choice. Contestants who don't win will still earn $10,000 for their organizations.

The show announced its contestants today. Among the high-profile names are comedian Lewis Black, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and Todd, Fox News'  Dana Perino and Wallace, and CNN's Cooper.

For Cooper, it'll be a chance to reclaim some lost dignity. He won no money two years ago on "Celebrity Jeopardy!" in a matchup with winner Cheech Marin of comedy duo Cheech & Chong.  Matthews will also have a chance to do better than last time; he won second place, behind Charles Shaughnessy, best-known for his role as Maxwell Sheffield on "The Nanny."

The"Jeopardy! Power Players" episodes will air May 14 to 18.

Here is the full list of who will play and what charities will benefit:

Dana Perino                                  Fox News Channel "The Five" Pets2Vets                                       

Chuck Todd                           NBC News                                Samaritan Inns                           

Chris Wallace "Fox News Sunday" Hope for the Warriors

Clarence Page Chicago Tribune American Institute for Stuttering 

Dr. Mehmet Oz                      "The Dr. Oz Show" HealthCorps   

Lizzie O'Leary CNN 826DC

Kelly O'Donnell NBC News Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation  

Chris Matthews MSNBC "Hardball" and NBC "The Chris Matthews Show" La Salle College High School

Katty Kay "BBC World News America" International Women's Media Foundation

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer and Global Cultural Ambassador Skyhook Foundation                         

Lewis Black Stand-up comedian 52nd St. Project and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation                    

Anderson Cooper CNN "Anderson Cooper 360°" and syndicated talk show  "Anderson" The Trevor Project

David Faber CNBC "The Faber Report" and "Squawk on the Street"           New Visions for Public Schools                        

Thomas L. Friedman            The New York Times Conservation International         

Robert Gibbs Former White House Press Secretary Pine Hills Literacy Project

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