Gang way, here comes “Power Players Week,” a title which could warrant just a passing glance from notables in the nation’s capital: Every week is power players week here.
But wait. There’s showbiz involved in this “Power Players Week.” “Jeopardy!” comes to town April 21, seeking 15 of the “country’s most influential personalities,” at least as far as political figures, journalists and assorted newsmakers go. Host Alex Trebek declares that he is “thrilled” with the prospect. Executive producer Harry Friedman is pleased that the show will tape at DAR Constitution Hall before an expansive audience, and in a monumental setting.
The contestants? That is still a mystery.
This is only the third “Power Players” edition for the program in its 28-year history. Past notable contestants have Sen. Al Franken, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, and journalist Bob Woodward. This year, the chosen compete for a guaranteed $50,000, destined for the charity of their choice.
The week of shows airs nationally May 14-18. Locally, free tickets go up for grabs Friday at any Washington-area branch of My EyeDoctor or Passport Auto. The curious also can consult www.jeopardy.com.