Jeopardy Contestants Can't Identify Picture of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow

January 26th, 2012 10:52 PM

The folks at MSNBC aren't going to be happy about this.

During Thursday's televised game show Jeopardy, none of the contestants could identify Rachel Maddow even when a picture of her was shown to them (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

With the category "A Real Rhodes Scholar," the first answer involved ABC's George Stephanopoulos with the correct question being Bill Clinton.

Answer number two - which included a picture - was correctly questioned as retired General Wesley Clark.

Next up, the final Daily Double, was about an Arkansas senator for whom an international scholarship is named. The correct question was offered, "Who is Fulbright?"

Yet, when the final answer was given - "This cable TV newswoman received a doctorate in politics from Oxford" - with a picture of her on the screen, nobody knew it was Maddow.

This can't possibly be great news to MSNBC execs given Maddow's lead role in the network's recent debate coverage.

On the other hand, and in fairness, Maddow was also the answer in a January 2009 Jeopardy. That time, the correct question was offered.

Has having her own show on MSNBC actually made her less recognizable?

(H/T NBer Ryan)

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