Show #4545 - Friday, May 14, 2004

2004 Power Players Week game 5.
From Washington, D.C.
Senator John McCain reads Final Jeopardy!

Contestants

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Tavis Smiley, a talk show host from PBS's The Tavis Smiley Show

Christie Whitman, a former governor from New Jersey

Tim Russert, a moderator from Meet the Press

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Jeopardy! Round

MEET THE PRESS
"D.C."
CURRENT EVENTS
IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!
WAAAAAAH!
I WANT MY ______E
(Alex: Each correct response will end with the letter "E".)
    $200 1
In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to this newspaper's Neil Sheehan
    $200 11
This Dickens character is the first full name mentioned in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye"
    $200 6
The ocean current named for this most populous state flows south at a slow, you might also say mellow, pace
    $200 9
Of $3.75, $5.15 or $7.25, the current federal minimum hourly wage
    $200 14
This 4th century B.C. Macedonian king supposedly "wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer"
    $200 16
You might've noticed this 132-room building on an 18-acre plot a few doors down
    $400 2
This 108-year-old magazine that covers hunting & fishing is "The soul of the American outdoors"
    $400 12
This legendary frontiersman's motto was "Be always sure you're right--then go ahead!"
    $400 7
Blend the north & south equatorial currents, add a splash from west of Florida & you've got this "stream"
    $400 10
The value of all goods & services produced within a country during a year makes up this, the GDP
    $400 15
In 1949 this country legend sang, "The midnight train is whining low, I'm so lonesome I could cry"
    $400 17
"Earthy" term for an overwhelming election victory
    $600 3
The logo of this humorous newspaper is seen here
    $600 13
In terms of electricity, it flows steadily in one direction
    $600 8
A dip in the Arctic current named for this, the world's largest island, would certainly be invigorating
    $600 18
Created in 1914, this agency issues cease & desist orders against firms engaging in unlawful practices
    $800 4
This magazine has been giving its seal of approval since 1909
    $800 19
This epic poem by Dante is divided into 3 sections: the Inferno, the Purgatorio & the Paradiso
    $800 20
Spanish for "the child", it's the warm back eddy of the chilly Peru Current
    $800 22
Its past chairmen have included Thomas McCabe, Arthur Burns & Paul Volcker
    $1000 5
It calls itself "The newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955"
    $1000 21
The Falkland Current flows for hundreds of miles up the east coast of this country
    $1000 23
The full title of Adam Smith's monumental 1776 work is "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of" this

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

Tim Christie Tavis
$1,000 $1,600 -$1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Christie Tavis
$1,000 $2,600 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

MEET THE PREZ
WHAT EXIT ARE YA FROM?
(Alex: We're referring to New Jersey exits.)
THE "HOT" SEAT
(Alex: The 2004 list of...)
FORBES' BILLIONAIRES
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
    $400 2
In California, February 6, 2004 was proclaimed this president's "Day" in honor of his 93rd birthday
    $400 7
Exit 61B: I may be conservative on the Supreme Court but take me hunting & I shoot liberally
    $400 8
Sexy nickname of Major Margaret Houlihan on "M*A*S*H"
    $400 1
Poised to unseat Bill Gates as numero uno is this Berkshire Hathaway man, now ranked No. 2
    $400 9
If you're genuphobic, you're afraid of these lower body parts that bend
    $400 18
In 1905 at his house in Switzerland, this German physicist wrote his theory of relativity
    DD: $2,000 3
He was the fifth Harvard grad to become president, & the first Roman Catholic
    $800 11
I'm on first, Exit 102. What's on second? My partner Costello, Exit 155P
    $800 12
When business is good, things are "selling like" these pan-fried foods
    $800 16
The Donald tied for No. 205 with the Steven--this director
    $800 10
If you've got musophobia, you may yell "Eek!" on seeing one of these small animals
    $800 24
Splitting atoms to release energy is called fission; combining atoms to release energy is called this
    $1200 4
His presidential library sells aprons with the motto "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"
    DD: $4,000 13
Born off the Ohio Pike:
I invented so much stuff in N.J. they named a township for me (take Exit 10 & 287)
    $1200 14
As a verb, it means to perform difficult stunts; as a noun, it's something you eat at the ballpark
    $1200 20
5 members of this retail family made the Top 10, including Jim & John (shouldn't that be Jim-Bob & John-Boy?)
    $1200 23
Gephyrophobia is a fear of crossing these structures & we'll do it when we come to it
    $1200 27
Chemical symbol U, this metallic element is used as a fuel in nuclear reactors & weapons
    $1600 5
At over 330 pounds, you might say this Wilson predecessor had a huge impact on the presidency
    $1600 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 15
To start a car by short-circuiting the ignition
    $1600 21
Ironically, Dhanin Chearavanont made a fortune with this kind of "feed", slang for a small amount of money
    $1600 25
If you've got dendrophobia, a fear of these, you probably can't see the forest for them
    $2000 6
Of the first 5 U.S. presidents, he was the only one who wasn't born in Virginia
    $2000 17
A heated building usually with glass walls where delicate plants are raised
    $2000 22
There's no potter's field in the future for this creator of Harry Potter; she's No. 552
    $2000 26
Hopefully Noah didn't have antlophobia, a fear of these natural disasters

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Christie Tavis
$5,000 $21,400 $6,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

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

Final scores:

Tim Christie Tavis
$0 $13,400 $0
3rd place: $20,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, D.C. Winner: $50,000 to the Upper Raritan Watershed Association & Far Hills Country Day School 2nd place: $20,000 to the Tavis Smiley Foundation

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tim Christie Tavis
$3,800 $18,600 $6,000
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
6 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $28,400

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