WASHINGTON -- Who was the winner of Monday night's "Jeopardy!" Power Players game?
It's former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs, currently an adviser to President Obama's re-election campaign, beat out CNN correspondent Lizzie O'Leary and MSNBC's Chris Matthews in the first of the "Jeopardy!" 2012 Power Players series matches, filmed in April at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in the nation's capital.
Gibbs won $50,000 for Pine Hills Literacy Project, an organization that works in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club in Auburn, Ala. O'Leary won $10,000 for 826DC, which teaches writing to D.C. students. Matthews won $10,000 for La Salle College High School (he also won ridicule from blogger Noel Sheppard on the conservative website Newsbusters for what Sheppard sees as Matthews' lackluster performance).
Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, CNBC anchor David Faber and Fox News contributor Dana Perino will square off in Tuesday night's Power Players match.
Wednesday night's players are BBC World News America correspondent Katty Kay, "Dr. Oz" host Mehmet Oz and Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday."
Thursday, watch comedian Lewis Black and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page go up against NBC News correspondent Chuck Todd. The final power players lineup, on Friday, matches TV personality Anderson Cooper against New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and NBC News correspondent Kelly O'Donnell.
Who's showing 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.