December 31, 2009
National Archives to be Featured on Jeopardy! January 6
National Archives to be a featured category! See Alex Trebek in the Rotunda!
Washington, DC…On what popular TV quiz show will the National Archives be featured on January 6? Why, Jeopardy!, of course! Fans of the show, and fans of the National Archives, will want to test their wits and knowledge by tuning in nationwide on the evening of Wednesday, January 6. (The show airs locally on WJLA-TV Channel 7 at 7:30 PM). The National Archives will be a featured category on the game show.
Jeopardy! producers worked with Archives staff to develop clues and answers. Host Alex Trebek and the show’s "Clue Crew" spent a day shooting scenes and video clues in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC -- in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the "Public Vaults" permanent exhibition, and in the temporary exhibition "BIG! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Archives." The filming took place on a weekday when the building was open to the public. Visitors to the National Archives swarmed Alex Trebek, who gladly posed with fans.
The National Archives Building is located on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Winter hours (through March 14) are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Spring hours (March 15 through Labor Day) are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. Admission is free, and the building is fully accessible. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.
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For more press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.