WASHINGTON -- Ever want to know how basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's trivia skills stack up against those of George W. Bush's former press secretary Dana Perino?
The third-ever "Jeopardy!" Power Players Week episodes are taping Saturday at D.A.R. Constitution Hall.
Abdul-Jabbar, Perino and Anderson Cooper are three of the 15 celebrities who will be playing -- among them lots of wonks, pundits and journalists, as well as a surgeon, a comedian and the NBA's all-time top scorer. The episodes will air May 14-18.
The celebrity players' favorite charities will receive their winnings, and some local groups stand to benefit. CNN's Lizzie O'Leary is playing for 826dc, which teaches writing to D.C. students. Kelly O'Donnell from NBC News is playing for Virginia's Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation.
Check out the slideshow below to see who's ready to show their smarts on Jeopardy's "Power Players Week" episodes:
TV personality Anderson Cooper arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012, in West Hollywood, California.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with NBA great and Cultural Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Jauary 18, 2012 at the State Department.
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs speaks during his final briefing to the press in the White House briefing room on February 11, 2011.
Dana Perino during the FOX News 'Hannity with Sean Hannity' 15th anniversary show at Olympic Centennial Park on October 6, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Comedian Lewis Black presents honor to Agent Jim Gosnell at The Nashville Association Of Talent Directors (NATD) Honors Gala at The Hermitage Hotel on September 14, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman speaks during a Networking session at the Governors' Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles on October 2, 2009. The two day summit was hosted by Governor Schwarzenegger.
Chris Matthews speaks during The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Los Angeles Gala at the Ritz Carlton/JW Marriott on March 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Event emcee Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Contributing Editor to Meet the Press, on stage at 'A Night At The Park' to benefit the ziMS Foundation hosted by Ryan Zimmerman at Nationals Park on August 9, 2010 in Washington, DC.