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JEOPARDY! Game - May 14, 2004

Power Players Week Contestants

Tavis Smiley, Host of "The Tavis Smiley Show" on PBS
Christie Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey & EPA Administrator
Tim Russert, Washington bureau chief of NBC News & moderator of "Meet the Press"

JEOPARDY! Round - May 14, 2004

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The number in parentheses preceding the clue denotes the order in which the clue was played.

MEET THE PRESS
"D.C."
CURRENT EVENTS
IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!
WAAAAAAH!
I WANT MY ___E
(-$200) - Christie

$200 - Tim

(1) In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to this newspaper's Neil Sheehan


$200 - Triple Stumper

(11) This Dickens title character is the first full name mentioned in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye"


$200 - Tavis

(6) The ocean current named for this most populous state flows south at a slow, you might also say mellow, pace


$200 - Christie

(9) Of $3.75, $5.15 or $7.25, the current federal minimum hourly wage


$200 - Triple Stumper

(14) This 4th century B.C. Macedonian king supposedly "wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer"


$200 - Christie

(16) You might've noticed this 132-room building on an 18-acre plot a few doors down


(-$400) - Tavis

$400 - Tim

(2) This 108-year-old magazine that covers hunting & fishing is "the soul of the American outdoors"


$400 - Christie

(12) This legendary frontiersman's motto was "Be always sure you're right -- then go ahead!"


$400 - Christie

(7) Blend the north & south equatorial currents, add a splash from west of Florida & you've got this "stream"


$400 - Tim

(10) The value of all goods & services produced within a country during a year makes up this, the GDP


$400 - Triple Stumper

(15) In 1949 this Country legend sang, "The midnight train is whining low, I'm so lonesome I could cry"


$400 - Tim

(17) "Earthy" term for an overwhelming election victory


$600 - Christie

(3) (Video) The logo of this humorous newspaper is seen here


(-$600) - Christie

(13) In terms of electricity, it flows steadily in one direction


$600 - Triple Stumper

(8) A dip in the Arctic current named for this, the world's largest island, would certainly be invigorating


$600 - Tim

(18) Created in 1914, this agency issues cease & desist orders against firms engaging in unlawful practices


$600 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


$600 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


$800 - Christie

(4) This magazine has been giving its seal of approval since 1909


$800 - Christie

(19) This epic poem by Dante is divided into 3 sections: the Inferno, the Purgatorio & the Paradiso


$800 - Christie

(20) Spanish for "the child", it's the warm back eddy of the chilly Peru current


(-$800) - Christie

$800 - Tavis

(22) Its past chairmen have included Thomas McCabe, Arthur Burns & Paul Volcker


$800 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


$800 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


(-$1000) - Tavis

(5) It calls itself "The Newspaper of Capitol Hill Since 1955"


$1000 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


(-$1000) - Tim

(21) The Falkland current flows for hundreds of miles up the east coast of this country


$1000 - Triple Stumper

(23) The full title of Adam Smith's monumental 1776 work is "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of" this


$1000 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


$1000 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


Scores at the first commercial break:
Christie: $1,600
Tim: $1,000
Tavis: -$1,200

Scores at the end of the JEOPARDY! Round:
Christie: $2,600
Tim: $1,000
Tavis: -$400


Double JEOPARDY! Round - May 14, 2004

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MEET THE PREZ
WHAT EXIT ARE YA FROM?
THE "HOT" SEAT
FORBES' BILLIONAIRES
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
$400 - Tim

(2) In California, February 6, 2004 was proclaimed this President's "day" in honor of his 93rd birthday


$400 - Tim

(7) Exit 61B: I may be conservative on the Supreme Court but take me hunting & I shoot liberally


$400 - Christie

(8) Sexy nickname of Major Margaret Houlihan on "M*A*S*H"


$400 - Tim

(1) Poised to unseat Bill Gates as numero uno is this Berkshire Hathaway man, now ranked no. 2


$400 - Christie

(9) If you're genuphobic, you're afraid of these lower body parts that bend


$400 - Christie

(18) In 1905 at his house in Switzerland, this German physicist wrote his Theory of Relativity


$2000 - Tim

(3) He was the fifth Harvard grad to become President, & the first Roman Catholic

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $2000


$800 - Christie

(11) I'm on first, exit 102. What's on second? My partner Costello, exit 155P


$800 - Christie

(12) When business is good, things are "selling like" these pan-fried foods


$800 - Christie

(16) The Donald tied for no. 205 with the Steven -- this director


$800 - Christie

(10) If you've got musophobia, you may yell "Eek!" on seeing one of these small animals


$800 - Christie

(24) Splitting atoms to release energy is called fission; combining atoms to release energy is called this


$1200 - Tim

(4) His Presidential Library sells aprons with the motto "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"


$4000 - Christie

(13) Born off the Ohio Pike; I invented so much stuff in N.J. they named a township for me (take exit 10 & 287)

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $4000


$1200 - Christie

(14) As a verb, it means to perform difficult stunts; as a noun, it's something you eat at the ballpark


$1200 - Tavis

(20) 5 members of this retail family made the top 10, including Jim & John (shouldn't that be Jim-Bob & John-Boy?)


$1200 - Christie

(23) Gephyrophobia is a fear of crossing these structures & we'll do it when we come to it


$1200 - Tim

(27) Chemical symbol U, this metallic element is used as a fuel in nuclear reactors & weapons


$1600 - Tavis

(5) At over 330 pounds, you might say this Wilson predecessor had a huge impact on the Presidency


$1600 - Triple Stumper

(19) Exit 100B down the shore: you're in for a beat-down if you don't know I'm the male actor with the most Oscar nominations


(-$1600) - Tim

$1600 - Christie

(15) To start a car by short-circuiting the ignition


$1600 - Tavis

(21) Ironically, Dhanin Chearavanont made a fortune with this kind of "feed", slang for a small amount of money


$1600 - Christie

(25) If you've got dendrophobia, a fear of these, you probably can't see the forest for them


$1600 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


$2000 - Christie

(6) Of the first 5 U.S. Presidents, he was the only one who wasn't born in Virginia


$2000 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


$2000 - Christie

(17) A heated building usually with glass walls where delicate plants are raised


$2000 - Triple Stumper

(22) There's no Potter's Field in the future for this creator of Harry Potter; she's no. 552


$2000 - Tavis

(26) Hopefully Noah didn't have antlophobia, a fear of these natural disasters


$2000 -

CLUE NOT REVEALED FOR LACK OF TIME


Scores at the end of the Double JEOPARDY! Round:
Christie: $21,400 (Lock game)
Tavis: $6,000
Tim: $5,000


Final JEOPARDY!

THE U.S. SENATE
In the year 1958, the U.S. Senate was made up of this many members

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Final JEOPARDY! wagers:
Tim: $5,000 - $5,000
Tavis: $6,000 - $6,000
Christie: $21,400 - $8,000


Final Scores
Christie: $13,400 ($50,000 for her charity)
Tavis: $0 ($20,000 for his charity)
Tim: $0 ($20,000 for his charity)

Christie: $18,600 (23 right, includes 1 DD & 1 rebound; 3 wrong)
Tavis: $6,000 (6 right, includes 1 rebound; 2 wrong)
Tim: $3,800 (11 right, includes 1 DD & 2 rebounds; 2 wrong)
Total: $28,400

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