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'Jeopardy' reveals dates for celebrity 'Power Players' week

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Jeopardy has released the schedule for its 'Power Players' special tournament next week.

Last month, it was announced that Jeopardy will be doing a special tournament called 'Power Players', featuring celebrity participants who will compete to win money for their chosen charities.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Anderson Cooper will appear on the Friday show (May 18), while Lewis Black will play on Thursday (May 17) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will play on Tuesday (May 15).

Cooper, who hosts his own talk show on CNN, isn't the only journalist featured on the tournament. Other news reporters include CNN's Lizzie O'Leary, CNBC's David Faber, Fox News's Chris Wallace and BBC America's Katty Kay.

Each competitor will take home $10,000 with the top players receiving $50,000.

Jeopardy's long-time host Alex Trebek has revealed that he is considering retirement from the show in the next two years.

Jeopardy's celebrity lineup is as follows:

Monday, May 14
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs - Pine Hills Literacy Project
Hardball's Chris Matthews - La Salle College High School
CNN correspondent Lizzie O'Leary - 826DC

Tuesday, May 15
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Skyhook Foundation
CNBC anchor David Faber - New Visions for Public Schools
Fox News host and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino - Pets2Vets

Wednesday, May 16
BBC America anchor Katty Kay - International Women's Media Foundation
Dr Mehmet Oz - HealthCorps
Fox News host Chris Wallace - Hope for the Warriors

Thursday, May 17
Lewis Black - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page - American Institute for Stuttering
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd - Samaritan Inns

Friday, May 18
Professional giggler Anderson Cooper - The Trevor Project
New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman - Conservation International
NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kelly O'Donnell - Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation

Watch a clip of Anderson below:

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