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Jeopardy power players

Read the contestants and their charities

Jeopardy Power Players Week features 15 of the country's influential personalities, including political figures, authors, and journalists, competing in behalf of their favorite charities. Each player will earn a guaranteed $20,000 for the charity of their choice, while the winner each day will score a $50,000 jackpot for their special cause. Below are the personalities and their charities:

Ashleigh Banfield
Television Journalist
The Child Abuse Prevention Center of Dallas

Maria Bartiromo
CNBC “Special Report” Closing Bell
National Italian American Foundation,
Columbus Citizens Foundation

Aaron Brown
“Newsnight,” “CNN Presents”
Make-a-wish Foundation

Gretchen Carlson
CBS, “The Early Show”
MacPhail Center for the Arts
Taking A Step

Tucker Carlson
CNN “Crossfire”
American Camping Association,
Wawenock Scholarships

Anderson Cooper
CNN “360 Degrees”
American Heart Association

Ari Fleisher
Former White House Press Secretary
March of Dimes

Al Franken
Congressional Hunger Center

Kweisi Mfume
President, NAACP

Peggy Noonan
Presidential Speechwriter
The Sisters of Life

Keith Olbermann
MSNBC’s “Countdown”
Ed Randall’s Bat for a Cure

Tim Russert
NBC’s “Meet the Press”
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C.

Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley Foundation

Christine Todd Whitman
Former NJ Governor, Former EPA Administrator
Upper Raritan Watershed Assoc. and
Far Hills Country Day School

Bob Woodward
Author, Journalist
Sidwell Friends School