Responses for show #6376 - Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 Power Players Week game 1.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Contestants

Robert Gibbs, a former press secretary from the Obama White House

Lizzie O'Leary, an aviation and regulation correspondent from CNN

Chris Matthews, a TV host from Hardball and The Chris Matthews Show

Jeopardy! Round responses

HARDBALL
THE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD CLUES "E"
SECRETARY'S DAY
(Alex: You have to identify the Cabinet post.)
MY WEEK WITH MARYLAND
YOGA
PRESS BRIEFING
    $200 5
(Lizzie: Who is Alex Rodriguez?)

Derek Jeter

LizzieRobert
    $200 16
(Alex: Less than a minute to go, now. Select.)

ease

Chris
    $200 1
the Department of Homeland Security

Robert
    $200 17
Baltimore

Lizzie
    $200 13
the mat

Lizzie
    $200 11
an earthquake

Robert
    $400 7
Ty Cobb

Triple Stumper
    $400 2
the Treasury Department

Chris
    $400 14
pigeon

Lizzie
    $400 12
coffee

Lizzie
    $600 8
Stephen Strasburg

Lizzie
    $600 3
the Department of Transportation

Chris
    $600 15
a guru

Chris
    $800 9
Cal Ripken

Robert
    $500 4
Secretary of State

Chris
    $800 22
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

a canal

Chris
    $800 21
printing press

Chris
    $1000 10
Bob Gibson

Robert
    $1000 20
enamel

Robert
    $1000 6
the Department of Energy

Robert
    $1000 18
non-violence

Lizzie
    $1000 19
J. Press

Lizzie

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Chris Lizzie Robert
$1,500 $400 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Lizzie Robert
$3,900 $3,600 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

"POWER" PLAYERS
LAW & ORDER
6-LETTER WORLD CAPITALS
MILITARY OPERATIONS
COMPOSERS
ACT LIKE A JOURNALIST
    $400 2
willpower

Lizzie
    $400 11
the defendant

Robert
    $400 16
London

Chris
    $400 19
South Vietnam

Chris
    $400 24
ragtime

Chris
    $400 1
Will Ferrell

Robert
    $800 7
a power tool

Lizzie
    $800 12
(Chris: What is a U.S. attorney?)

a district court

ChrisLizzie
    $800 17
(Chris: What is, uh, Istanbul?)

Moscow

Chris
Triple Stumper
    $800 20
Paul Bunyan

Robert
    $800 25
Vivaldi

Robert
    $800 3
Dustin Hoffman

Lizzie
    $1200 8
power to the people

Robert
    $1200 13
a gag rule

Lizzie
    $1200 18
(Chris: [Without being called on] What is [*]?)
...
(Robert: I actually had that before Chris said it.)

Beirut

Robert
    $1200 21
Iran

Robert
    $1200 26
(Robert: Who is Bach?)

Richard Strauss

ChrisRobert
    $1200 4
The Insider

Lizzie
    $1600 9
the War Powers Act

Robert
    $1600 14
stand your ground

Chris
    $1600 22
Osama bin Laden

Lizzie
    $2,300 27
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

"Pomp And Circumstance" ("The Land Of Hope And Glory" accepted)

Chris
    $1600 5
Daniel Craig

Lizzie
    $2000 10
(Chris: Who is Gary Powers?)
(Alex: We need the full name.)
(Chris: [Insistently] Who is Gary Powers?)
(Alex: No.)
[Laughter]
(Alex: Lizzie.)
(Lizzie: Who is [*]?)
(Alex: Full name. Lizzie benefits. She selects.)

Francis Gary Powers

ChrisLizzie
    $2000 15
(Lizzie: What is a work environment?)
(Chris: What is a hostile workplace?)

sexual harrassment

ChrisLizzie
Triple Stumper
    $2000 23
Noriega

Robert
    $2000 6
[Applause for Lizzie's performance in the category]

Jane Fonda

Lizzie

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Lizzie Robert
$4,600 $14,000 $12,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

AWARDS
(Alex: If you remembered that the Spingarn Medal is the NAACP's highest award, that would have helped you.)
ChrisWho Mary Tyler Moore
$2,300
RobertWho is
$7,200
LizzieWho is Tina Fey?
$9,800
Bill Cosby

Final scores:

Chris Lizzie Robert
$2,300 $4,200 $5,600
3rd place: $10,000 to La Salle College High School 2nd place: $10,000 to 826DC Winner: $50,000 to the Pine Hills Literacy Project

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Chris Lizzie Robert
$4,200 $14,000 $12,800
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
17 R,
2 W
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,000

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