Kicker – Testing impeachment knowledge on Jeopardy


NICK EICHER, HOST: Some of us in the news business sometimes feel as though impeachment talk is crowding out everything else going on in the world. Maybe you do, too. But how much attention are Americans really paying to the proceedings? 

Well, I realize this is highly anecdotal, but if contestants on Jeopardy are any indication, you might think the answer is not very much at all

On a recent episode of Jeopardy, contestants viewed a picture of the man who has led the impeachment effort and here’s what happened.

AUDIO: U.S. representatives for 12. 1/53 of California’s House delegation is this Intelligence Committee chairman. [buzzer] His name is Adam Schiff. Back to you Veronica.

In fairness, I should note that Jeopardy does tape its shows well in advance of their air dates. And Schiff has, of course, gotten a good bit more face time lately in front of the cameras.

Still, Schiff’s probe started last September. And Trump defenders would say he’s been at it since, roughly, inauguration day.

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(Photo/Jeopardy)

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