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[20:00:09] ANDERSON COOPER, CNN HOST: This TV show starred the first interracial couple. You think you know the answer? Find out tonight. CNN quiz show TV edition.

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COOPER: Hey, there. Welcome to CNN quiz show TV. This is Anderson Cooper. It is Emmy season. Tonight, we are going to be testing CNN anchors knowledge on television. Three teams face-off against each other. Answering trivia about the small screen. We are going to cover it all. Comedies, dramas, daytime TV, the late night, ground breaking news events, even commercials. I certainly hope they studied particularly Chris Cuomo.

At stake, total cash prize of $40,000 to be divided between charities of their choice. You can play along at home on twitter. Use #CNNquiz. Let's meet the team, shall we.

Here we go.

COOPER:

COOPER: All right. Team number one. Host of "NEW DAY," Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Cameraota. Which charity you guys playing for?

ALISYN CAMERAOTA, CNN HOST, NEW DAY: Good evening, guys. We are going to play for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. It is an issue close to my heart. My cousin Jennifer just lost her 46-year- old husband and her 12-year-old daughter in just a few years to Huntington's disease. So we are going to hope to get some money for that.

COOPER: Right. Raise money today.

Team number two. Host of "Somebody's Got To Do It" which is returning to CNN for its third season on September 27th. We are very excited, Mike Rowe is here and host of CNN "NEWSROOM," Brooke Baldwin. Which charities did you play?

BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN HOST, NEWSROOM: We figured. This guy, Mike Rowe were working on the list.

MIKE ROWE, CNN HOST, SOMEBODY'S GOT TO DO IT: We looked everywhere.

BALDWIN: We were thinking which one. ROWE: It is called Mike Rowe Works. It would be basically raise for

scholarships for kids who are taking an alternative route in their studies -- plumbers, steam fitters, pipe fitters. Alternative to four-year degree. The college debt is out of control, so we are trying help and do what we can for jobs today.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN HOST NEW DAY: Save your propaganda.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don't have all day.

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COOPER: Team three. Host of "CNN TONIGHT," Don Lemon and host of "EARLY START," not this hour, John Berman. Your charity is JDRF, the non-profit form of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

DON LEMON, CNN HOST, CNN TONIGHT: Defending champions.

COOPER: Right, you are defending champions.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN HOST, EARLY START: JDRF is at the leading global organization fight type I diabetes, terrific, terrific work and they had real success.

COOPER: Don, did your agent insist that you get teamed with John Berman again?

LEMON: Yes. The actual charity is me.

COOPER: All right. They are the team to beat. Winning team gets $20,000 for their charity. The other two teams get $10,000 each. Let's get started. First game is buzz.

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COOPER: All right. Questions in this round are worth ten points each. The first player to buzz in gets to answer. Players can buzz in before the question is complete. But if they answer incorrectly, their team is locked out from guessing again. You cannot consult with teammates. You guys ready?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ready.

COOPER: All right. Here we go. Number one, what is the longest running TV series in American network -- John.

BERMAN: Gun Smoke.

COOPER: Incorrect. What is the longest running TV series in American TV history? A, 60 minutes. B, Today. C, Meet the press. D, Guiding light -- Mike?

ROWE: Meet the press.

COOPER: That is correct.

According to famous opening narration, viewers unlock the door with key of imagination and gain access? Mike.

ROWE: Twilight zone.

COOPER: That is correct.

1991 Gulf War what TV news correspondent and crew were held captive by Iraqi troops? John.

BERMAN: Bob Simon.

COOPER: That is correct. Which famous show hosted the first TV network cooking show - John?

BERMAN: James Beard.

COOPER: That is correct. NBC was the first network to broadcast coast to coast in color -- Brooke.

BALDWIN: Rose Bowl Parade.

COOPER: That is correct. In 1950.

ROWE: My partner.

COOPER: The first television remote control was created by - John.

BERMAN: Lazy Bones.

COOPER: That is correct.

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COOPER: Until 9/11, what was the longest uninterrupted coverage of a news event in TV history? Alisyn.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is awkward.

CAMERAOTA: Princess Diana funeral.

COOPER: That is incorrect. O.J. car chase. Moon landing. JFK assassination or the Gulf war -- Don.

LEMON: JFK assassination.

COOPER: During the entire run of the show Lassie what dangerous scenario did Timmy not face? A -- Mike?

ROWE: Don't think he ever fell down a well.

COOPER: That is correct.

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BALDWIN: Are you serious? Are you serious?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know what that means. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Cannot be --

[20:05:12] CUOMO: He didn't hear the rest of the question.

COOPER: I know.

In 1969, an estimated 600 million worldwide viewers watched NASA's first moon landing what major news event broke the ratings record 12 years later? A, Richard Nixon resignation speech. B, O.J. car chase. C, Reagan inauguration. John.

BERMAN: Reagan being shot.

COOPER: That is incorrect. D, Prince Charles and Diana's wedding. Chris.

CUOMO: The wedding.

COOPER: That is correct.

In 1979, just before announcing his run for president, Ted Kennedy failed to answer what question from CBS reporter -- Chris?

CUOMO: Why do you want to be president?

COOPER: Yes. Correct.

In 1993, millions of TV news viewers watched live as the government standoff with David Koresh violently came to an end outside of Waco Texas. This event reportedly motivated the killers of what subsequent? A, Oklahoma City bombing - Chris.

CUOMO: Oklahoma City bombing.

COOPER: That is correct.

This is the final question. In 1962, the first live trans-Atlantic TV signals sent from what At&t communications satellite. A, sputnik 1. B, Telstar. C, Mercury freedom. D, Mariner 2? -- Brooke.

BALDWIN: Telstar.

COOPER: That is correct.

Nicely done. Mike and Brooke are in the lead. Yes.

LEMON: Yes. Yes.

COOPER: Fifty points. Chris and Alisyn, in third. Don and John in second place. What?

BERMAN: What?

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COOPER: It's nice. All right. When we come back. The point value doubles as the players face-off in head-to-head battles. Stay tuned.

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[20:10:19] COOPER: Hey, welcome back to CNN quiz show TV edition. Here are the players' scores. Right now, it is anybody's game. Chris and Alisyn in third place with 30. Don and John in second place with 40. Mike and Brooke in the lead with 50. But really, it is incredibly close.

Our next game is face-off. Two players from opposing face-off against each other . They'll be asked four questions. That's it. First player to hit the bell gets the first shot at answering. Correct answers are worth 20 points each. We drew names out of a hat.

First up, Chris versus Don. Face-off.

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CUOMO: Stare into the eyes of your fate, my little friend. Scary, right?

COOPER: Chris and Don, your category.

CUOMO: You do.

COOPER: Television news stars, all right. Hands behind your back.

LEMON: Chris is not in this category.

CUOMO: That hurts because it is true.

COOPER: There is only four questions.

Number one. On September 2nd, 1963, The "CBS Evening News" expanded its 15 minute newscast to 30 minutes. Who did Walter Cronkite interview in that first broadcast? A, John F. Kennedy. B, Martin Luther King Jr. C, Lyndon Johnson. D, Bob Dylan -- Don?

LEMON: Dr. King.

COOPER: That's incorrect.

LEMON: Dr. King.

CUOMO: Can I do it?

COOPER: You can do it anyway, yes.

CUOMO: Kennedy.

COOPER: That is correct.

BERMAN: Oh, my God.

COOPER: Number two.

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CAMERAOTA: And he's done.

COOPER: Oh, my.

CUOMO: No more questions.

ROWE: It's a one-hour show, man.

COOPER: I thought we weren't going to be able to fill an hour. Apparently not a problem. Number two, which female news anchor served as a press aide and then a private employee to President Richard Nixon -- Chris.

LEMON: Chris, you pushed my hand out of the way.

CUOMO: Real name Leila, we know her as Diane Sawyer.

COOPER: OK, very good. Correct answer.

LEMON: Oh, my God.

COOPER: Number three. On January 14th, 1952, Dave Garroway became the first -- Chris.

LEMON: I can't believe you got the buzzer faster than me.

CUOMO: Today show is what you are thinking of my friend.

COOPER: That is correct. Final --.

LEMON: I know these.

COOPER: Final question. Was that dancing? Was that your dancing?

CUOMO: My pants are tight on this side.

LEMON: Elaine from Seinfeld.

COOPER: Which American broadcaster was born in Canada? A, Peter Jennings

LEMON: That's a draw.

COOPER: Chris.

CUOMO: You want to say it for me? Peter Jennings.

COOPER: That was correct.

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COOPER: Boy. Four correct for Chris Cuomo. Twenty points for each correct answer. Very well done.

Next, Alysin and Brooke, come on down.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You guys are in it.

CUOMO: How you doing over there, Donny boy. How is your goose egg feeling?

COOPER: All right. All of your questions will be about commercials.

CAMERAOTA: OK.

COOPER: Hands behind your back. Ready. Four questions. Alka- Seltzer had a number of memorable ads over the years which is not a catch phrase heard on the Alka-Seltzer commercial. A, that's a spicy meatball. B, --

BALDWIN: That's a spicy meatball.

COOPER: That is incorrect.

BALDWIN: I was trying.

COOPER: B, (INAUDIBLE). C, Kid tested mother approved. Or d, I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

CAMERAOTA: C. Kid tested mother approved.

COOPER: That is correct. That was slogan for Kix cereal.

CAMERAOTA: That's a spicy meatball.

COOPER: Which first lady appeared in a commercial which she touted good luck margarine? Nancy Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy, Pat Nixon --

CAMERAOTA: Pat Nixon.

COOPER: That is incorrect. Nancy Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt.

BALDWIN: Jacqueline Kennedy.

COOPER: That is incorrect. It was Eleanor Roosevelt. She donated $35,000 and she donated it to the United Nations.

Number three. Many famous musicians have written jingles for commercials including who? A, the Rolling Stones for Rice Krispy's. B, Janet Joplin for Volkswagen. C, David Bowie for Xerox. And d, U2 for Advil?

BALDWIN: Janis Joplin.

COOPER: That is incorrect.

CAMERAOTA: David Bowie.

COOPER: That is incorrect. The answer is the Rolling Stones for Rice Krispy's.

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[20:15:02] COOPER: In 1941 the first legal commercial in the U.S. aired --

BALDWIN: Watches.

COOPER: That is correct.

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COOPER: All right. That is it. Alysin got one, Brooke one. Twenty points for each correct answer.

Finally, Mike and John. Come on down.

CUOMO: Nobody likes you. Nobody.

LEMON: Come on, John.

CUOMO: Make up for Don, John. It was embarrassing.

COOPER: All your questions will be about TV cowboys.

BERMAN: This guy is a TV cowboy. Come on.

ROWE: I was told to wear my work clothes.

COOPER: All right, TV cowboys. Four questions. Bonanza cowboy Ben Cartwright and sons live on what fictional ranch.

BERMAN: Me.

COOPER: John?

BERMAN: Ponderosa.

COOPER: That is correct.

CUOMO: He splint like a mangoes, Mike.

ROWE: I can see that.

COOPER: Number two. James (INAUDIBLE) who played Marshal Matt Dylan on - OK.

ROWE: This works.

COOPER: Yes.

ROWE: I got to say Gun smoke. But I retract my answer.

COOPER: Do you want to guess something?

ROWE: Miss Kitty. (LAUGHTER)

COOPER: James Arnez who played marshal. And I'm giving this to you, James Arnez who played Marshal Matt Dillon on Gun Smoke is the real- life brother of what mission impossible star? A, Peter Lupus. B, Greg Morris. C, Peter Graves. D, Martin (INAUDIBLE).

BERMAN: Peter Graves.

COOPER: That is correct.

Number, three which bonanza star participated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama?

ROWE: Loren Green.

COOPER: That is incorrect.

Is it A, Dan Blocker. B, Michael Landon. C, Loren Green or d, Purnell Rodgers.

BERMAN: D. Purnell Rodgers.

COOPER: That is correct.

ROWE: Unbelievable.

COOPER: In his autobiography which TV cowboy wrote he was asked to run for office by the Republican and Democrat parties?

BERMAN: Clint Eastwood.

COOPER: That is incorrect.

Is it A, James Garner, B, Chuck Conner, C, Michael Landon, or Loren Green.

ROWE: Michael Landon.

COOPER: That is incorrect. James Garner.

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COOPER: All right. Mike got zero. John, you got three points. Very well done. Twenty points each for correct answer. You guys can head back to your podiums.

Let's take a look at the score. Mike and Brooke in third place with 70. Don and John still in second. Chris and Alysin have taken the lead with 130 points. Taken the lead. I say it again. This is breaking news -- Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Cameraota have taken the lead, 130 points.

CUOMO: New Day!

COOPER: It is a new day. It is all about team work. Coming up, still anybody's game. Stay tuned.

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[20:21:42] COOPER: Hey, welcome back to CNN Quiz show. Three teams competing to win money for their favorite charities. Remember, you can play along on twitter to CNN entertainment @CNNENT. The #CNN quiz.

Let's see where the team stands so far. Right now, Mike and Brooke in third place with 70. Don and John in second place with 100. Chris and Alysin way out in front with 130 points.

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COOPER: So now, it is time to play picture this. Teammates have to work together. One person giving clues. The other guessing. A TV personalities is going to pop up on the screen. The clue giver has to get their teammate to correctly guess who it is. Can't use any part of the name, no initials. Can't say rhymes with. You will have one minute to guess as many as possible. And correct answers are worth 30 points.

Chris and Alysin, you are in first place. You are going to start first. Come on down.

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LEMON: Get over yourself, right?

CUOMO: Don is a little quiet.

LEMON: It's called a quiz show, not the Chris show.

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COOPER: All right. Chris and Alysin, your category is animal stars. Sixty second on the clock. Ready, go.

CUOMO: Famous dog.

CAMERAOTA: Lassie.

COOPER: Correct.

CUOMO: Dolphin.

CAMERAOTA: Flipper.

CUOMO: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

CUOMO: A horse?

CAMERAOTA: Mr. Ed.

COOPER: Correct.

CUOMO: A dog named after a potato? Irish last name. Budweiser.

CAMERAOTA: Yes, yes. Go.

CUOMO: Next.

Oh, I loved him. On Frasier Crane show, the Jack Russell's name?

CAMERAOTA: Buddy.

CUOMO: Close.

CAMERAOTA: Butch. Bobby.

CUOMO: Letter after D.

CAMERAOTA: Ernie.

CUOMO: That's the first letter of the name.

CAMERAOTA: Elmo.

CUOMO: Next.

CUOMO: Elmo. Next.

CAMERAOTA: I know it now.

CUOMO: Another famous dog. Three names. Second third are the same. Type of metal. Say it.

CAMERAOTA: Rin Tin Tin.

CUOMO: Yes. Next.

The horse, long-ranger.

CAMERAOTA: Flicker.

COOPER: Flicker?

CUOMO: Silver.

CAMERAOTA: Silver!

COOPER: All right, you got four correct, each is worth 30 points. I want to run through. Run through some of the ones you missed. The dog with the potato name? Spuds McKenzie. Spuds McKenzie.

CUOMO: That was easy.

COOPER: It was. A very good clue. Another one you passed on, Arnold the pig from "green acres." You guys did very nicely though. All right, Don.

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COOPER: All right. Don and John, you are in second place. Come on down.

LEMON: That was good.

COOPER: All right. Your category is TV detective. Actors, listen closely. Actors who play detectives or private investigators on television. Sixty second on the clock. Ready, go.

LEMON: Beard, short-shorts, helicopter.

BERMAN: Magnum P.I. John Selleck.

COOPER: Correct.

[20:25:00] LEMON: Oh, shoot. Can we do it again? Murder she wrote?

BERMAN: Angela Lansbury.

LEMON: Miami Vice?

BERMAN: Don Johnson.

LEMON: Law and order woman.

BERMAN: Jane Mansfield's daughter. Pass.

LEMON: Rockford?

BERMAN: James Garner.

COOPER: Correct.

LEMON: Charlie's angel, Dark Hair?

BERMAN: Kate Jackson. Jaclyn Smith.

COOPER: Correct.

LEMON: It is terrible.

BERMAN: Peter Falk.

COOPER: Correct.

LEMON: Kojak --

BERMAN: Telly Savalis.

COOPER: Correct. Pass.

LEMON: Died, law and order. BERMAN: James Orbach. Jerry Orbach.

COOPER: Correct.

LEMON: Hawaii 5-0.

BERMAN: It is (INAUDIBLE). Jack Lord.

COOPER: Correct.

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BALDWIN: That was hard.

COOPER: You did not say Tom.

BERMAN: I said Tom Selleck.

LEMON: Yes. He did.

COOPER: OK. You got nine correct, each worth 30 points. So put a lot of scores on the board though.

ROWE: Very impressed.

BALDWIN: Really hard. Really hard.

COOPER: Finally. Mike and Brooke, started in last place. Let's see how you do. Come on down.

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COOPER: Your category is animated TV stars?

ROWE: Great.

COOPER: Animated TV stars.

ROWE: Great.

COOPER: Sixty seconds on the clock. Ready, go.

BALDWIN: Rabbit.

ROWE: Bugs bunny.

COOPER: Correct.

BALDWIN: From dinosaur era. The head of the patriotic family.

ROWE: Dino.

BALDWIN: The man, they were riding in the car and they were like. What's the first name?

ROWE: Fred Flintstone. COOPER: Correct.

BALDWIN: Man, this is a great Massachusetts song. Gosh. Pass.

This is, he's -- not red, between red and white, they make -- what color?

ROWE: They make red and white together?

BALDWIN: yes.

ROWE: Would make like pinkish.

BALDWIN: Right. So that word plus not a lion, lot a leopard, but a?

ROWE: Tiger.

BALDWIN: Keep going.

ROWE: Pink leopard.

BALDWIN: Think cartoons.

ROWE: Pink panther.

BALDWIN: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

BALDWIN: Jane his wife.

ROWE: George Jetson.

BALDWIN: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

BERMAN: Nice.

BALDWIN: Braggy and -

ROWE: Scooby doo.

BALDWIN: Yes.

COOPER: Correct.

BALDWIN: Tiny little -- thing of wings, cute little -- Tweety bird.

ROWE: Tweety bird.

COOPER: All right. You got five correct each is worth 30 points. And run over what you skipped. If she said beep, beep.

ROWE: Roadrunner.

BALDWIN: Sorry.

COOPER: And, Tweety bird.

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COOPER: Take a look at the scores.

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COOPER: Still a close game. Mike and Brooke in last place. You have 220. Chris and Alisyn, now in second place with 250. Don and John have taken the lead with 370 points.

Ahead, a rapid fire round with big points. Anyone can take the lead. We have firmly seen it before. Stay right here.

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COOPER: Welcome back to the CNN QUIZ SHOW: TV EDITION. Two teams of CNN anchors are competing to win a total of $40,000 for their favorite charities. In third place right now, Mike and Brooke, playing for the Mike Rowe Foundation. They got 220 points. In second place, Chris and Alisyn, playing for the Huntington's Disease Society of America, with 250 points. And leading the pack, Don and John, playing for JDRF. They have got 370 points.

The next game is all for one. Each team will be presented with a set of four TV shows. When I state a fact, the players take turns, saying which of the four shows that fact applies to. Each team will have one minute to get as many correct as possible. And each answer will be worth 40 points. They can put a lot of points for their team. Let's see how our players do with this challenge. Let's get it started.

All right.

CUOMO: Do I need this?

COOPER: No.

CUOMO: OK then.

COOPER: All right. Mike and Brooke, you are in third place. You are going to got first crack at this. Let's take a look at what your category is. Your category is four classic sitcoms. The shows are Murphy Brown, I Love Lucy. The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Roseanne. So all the questions will relate to one of the shows. We are going to put 60 second on the clock.

Mike, this show featured the first interracial couple on television?

ROWE: That was Roseanne.

COOPER: Incorrect. Lucy.

Brooke, this show was centered around someone who worked in television but lived in New Rochelle. BALDWIN: Murphy Brown?

COOPER: That is incorrect. Dick Van Dyke.

Mike, the main character on this show has been described as Mike Wallace in a dress?

ROWE: Murphy Brown.

COOPER: Correct. Brooke, an actress on this show was the first female head of a major TV studio.

BALDWIN: I Love Lucy.

COOPER: Correct. Mike, poking fun at the vice president, the fifth season premiere episode of this show was called you say potato, I say potato.

ROWE: Murphy Brown.

COOPER: That is correct.

Brooke, this show was based on the real life story of a person who played Allen Brady?

BALDWIN: Roseanne.

COOPER: Incorrect. Dick Van Dyke.

Mike, approximately 72 percent of the country tuned in to see the episode of this show in which the lead gave birth?

ROWE: I Love Lucy.

COOPER: That is correct. Brooke, all three of the real-life spouses of this lead actress appeared on this show?

BALDWIN: Murphy Brown.

COOPER: Incorrect. Roseanne.

Mike, over ten seasons.

ROWE: Roseanne.

Murphy Brown.

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COOPER: You got four correct answers. Worth 40 points each. Chris and Alisyn, your turn up next. Let's take a look at your category. Talk shows. Four talk shows on the board. The shows are, the Oprah Winfrey Show.

CUOMO: I will take another category. Pass.

COOPER: Donahue. Which was later titled the Phil Donahue Show. The Merv Griffin show. And the Arsenio Hall Show.

CAMEROTA: We got this.

COOPER: You got it? All right, 60 seconds on the clock. Chris, at 19, this talk show host became the youngest person to anchor the news at Nashville's WTVF.

CUOMO: Oprah Winfrey.

COOPER: Correct. Alisyn, this show's host started their career in Dayton, Ohio, with the show titled "Conversation Piece."

CAMEROTA: Donahue.

COOPER: Correct.

Chris, the host of this show also won NBC's Celebrity Apprentice.

CUOMO: Arsenio Hall.

COOPER: Correct.

Alisyn, this show's host was a poll bearer at Ronald Reagan's funeral.

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CAMEROTA: Merv Griffin.

COOPER: That is correct. Chris, the host of this talk show met his wife while interviewing her on the show?

CUOMO: Donahue.

COOPER: Correct. Alisyn, this show's first episode was titled how to marry the man/woman of your choice?

CAMEROTA: Oprah.

COOPER: Correct.

Chris, this show's host, also hosted Star Search for one season?

CUOMO: Arsenio Hall.

COOPER: Correct.

Alisyn, the Beverly Hilton hotel was once owned by the host of this show?

CAMEROTA: Merv.

COOPER: That is correct. Chris, the beef industry sued this show's host --

CUOMO: Oprah Winfrey.

COOPER: That is correct.

Alisyn, the host of this talk show confronted his guest, rapper Vanilla Ice.

CAMEROTA: Arsenio.

COOPER: Correct.

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COOPER: Very nicely done. Ten points. Ten points. Each are worth 40.

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COOPER: Ten correct answers. Each worth 40 points each. A big move for Chris and Alisyn. Very nicely done.

All right. Don and John. The pressure is on.

LEMON: I don't watch any of these shows.

COOPER: Your category is four medical shows. House MD, Grey's Anatomy, E.R. and Saint Elsewhere.

LEMON: I've never seen one of these shows.

BERMAN: Are these TV shows?

CUOMO: We got none wrong. Zero.

COOPER: 60 seconds on the clock.

Don, at one point, costing $13 million an episode, this show is among the most expensive TV shows ever.

LEMON: E.R.

COOPER: Correct. John, the lead character on the show has a home address nearly identical to Sherlock Holmes, whom the character is based on?

BERMAN: House.

COOPER: Correct. Don, this show has been often called Hillstreet Blues in a hospital?

LEMON: Saint Elsewhere.

COOPER: That is correct. John, a 2011 book about this show came with the subtitle, humanity is overrated.

BERMAN: Grey's Anatomy.

COOPER: Incorrect, House.

Don, this show earned a record 124 Emmy nominations, second only to Saturday Night Live?

LEMON: ER.

COOPER: That is correct. John, two doctors were killed in a plane crash, one killed by a bus, one killed by car accident and one killed by electrocution on this show?

BERMAN: Grey's Anatomy.

COOPER: That is correct. Don, one doctor was killed by stabbing, one by falling helicopter --

LEMON: ER.

COOPER: Correct. John, this show was inspired by the diagnosis column in the New York Times magazine?

BERMAN: House MD.

COOPER: Correct. Don, to mollify censors, the infamous euphemism vajayjay was coined by an assistant on --

LEMON: Grey's Anatomy?

COOPER: That is correct.

Nicely done. You got eight correct answers. Again, those are worth 40 points each. Let's take a look where the scores are right now. Very, very close. Mike/Brooke, in third, 380. Chris/Alisyn, in second, 650. Very close to first place. John/Don, with 690 points.

Still anyone's game. Ahead, we are going to --

ROWE: Is it anyone's game?

COOPER: Mostly anyone.

COOPER: We will (inaudible), fast, furious game of match make. Stay right here.

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COOPER: Welcome back to the CNN quiz show TV edition. The players are competing for a total of $40,000. It's going to be divided among the charities they have chosen. We only have two more games to play. There are still enough points up for grabs for either team to turn it all around. Here's where they stand right now. In third place, Mike and Brooke, have 380 points. In second place, Chris and Alisyn with 650 points, and in first, Don and John, they have 690 points. So it really is anybody's game. Our next game is match make. Each team will have one minute to try to complete a match game. The team who makes the most matches in the shortest amount of time wins 300 points. Second place earns 200 points. Third place gets 100 points. I want to bring our first team down to the magic wall and get started. Don and John, since you are in the lead, you go first. Let's get started.

LEMON: Sorry, sorry, sorry.

COOPER: All right. Feeling good. Feeling confident. These are the three categories. The great pretenders. Throne of games. Live shot.

LEMON: Live shot or pretenders?

BERMAN: Pretenders.

LEMON: OK. Pretenders.

COOPER: The great pretenders. Let's take a look. Great pretenders is TV characters. You have to match the actor to the character they played on TV. Brian Chambers, Marry Beth Lacy, Julia Baker, Lisa Douglas, Phyllis Lindstrom. Ready to get started? We're going to put the actors up. And let's go.

BERMAN: Shelley Long is Diane Chambers. Tyne Daly is this. What have you got? Diane Carroll.

LEMON: Phyllis Lindstrom is Cloris Leachman. Eva Gabor is Lisa Douglas. And Julie Baker is--

BERMAN: Wait, wait, wait. Hit it.

COOPER: Nicely done. You guys--

BERMAN: All five.

COOPER: -- watched a lot of TV growing up.

LEMON: Yes.

COOPER: Let's take a look. All five. Nicely done.

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COOPER: Not only did you get them all correct, you did it in 16 seconds. Good time.

All right. The next, next group down. Chris and Alisyn. Time for you to play match maker.

CUOMO: That was a little intimidating, Mr. Cooper, what just happened there.

COOPER: Two categories. Throne of games. Live shot.

CAMEROTA: What do you like?

CUOMO: Do you have any idea what either of these could mean?

CAMEROTA: Whatever they are, they will be not what we expect. Just peck whatever you like.

You like "Game of Thrones," don't you?

CUOMO: I do, but I don't think that is what it's going to be. But fine, throne of games.

COOPER: All right, you have picked wisely.

BALDWIN: Great, great. Thanks, guys. Thank you so much.

ROWE: Let the third place people get the hard one.

COOPER: Throne of games. It's game show hosts. You have to match the person to the televised game show they hosted.

Groucho Marx, Bob Eubanks, Richard Dawson, Dick Clark, Bud Collyer.

(CROSSTALK)

CUOMO: This the only game show I ever watched.

COOPER: And, start.

CAMEROTA: Here we go. You Bet Your Life is Groucho Marx. The Newlywed Game.

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CAMEROTA: I think. To Tell the Truth.

CUOMO: Family Feud is Richard Dawson. $25,000 Pyramid is Dick Clark.

CAMEROTA: You got it.

CUOMO: To Tell the Truth.

Stop, stop, stop, stop.

COOPER: All right. Very nicely done. You guys watched a lot of game shows?

CUOMO: Just this one.

(LAUGHTER)

COOPER: Want to find out how you did.

Take a look.

How much time? It took you 15 seconds. You beat Don and John by one second.

CUOMO: What's that I smell cooking? A little bit of lemon.

(CROSSTALK)

COOPER: All right. All right. Mike and Brooke, come on down.

BALDWIN: Should we pick the hardest category possible?

ROWE: Let's see.

(CROSSTALK)

COOPER: Mike, I know you are such a news guy. This is the perfect category for you.

ROWE: Super.

COOPER: Let's take a look.

Live shot. TV news locations. On this you have to pick the -- match, the TV news event to its location. Location. Midland, Texas. Washington, D.C. Van Nuys, California, Omaha, Nebraska, and Detroit, Michigan. I wish you luck.

ROWE: That's inspiring.

CAMEROTA: Confidence. Anderson.

ROWE: Whip us into a frenzy.

COOPER: Here are the news events. Start.

ROWE: Let's see.

CAMEROTA: Air Florida crash was D.C.

(CROSSTALK)

CAMEROTA: Baby Jessica, was that Midland, Texas?

ROWE: Sure.

CAMEROTA: Either Texas or Nebraska.

ROWE: Nancy Kerrigan was attacked in Detroit. And Benson and Dan Quayle debated in Omaha.

CAMEROTA: Stop, stop.

COOPER: Mike, you are a news junkie.

ROWE: No, man, I'm a good guesser.

COOPER: All right. You guessed confidently. Let's take a look.

COOPER: You got them all right. Nicely done. Very well done.

ROWE: Took us a half-hour.

COOPER: 28 second.

Chris and Alisyn, you guys won first place. You got five right in 15 second. You win the round. You get 300 points. Bringing you up to 950 points. Don and John, got five right. But it took them 16 seconds. They end up in second place with 200 points. Making your new score 890 points, putting you in second place. Mike and Brooke got five right in 28 seconds. They end up in third place. 100 points for them. So that is 480 points. Chris and Alisyn, commanding lead, should I say?

CUOMO: I think so.

CAMEROTA: Yes, you should.

COOPER: Not so commanding. A lead nonetheless. They will take that. When we come back, our final round. During the break they will decide how much to wager on one last question. It all comes down to this. Stay tuned.

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COOPER: Welcome back. CNN quiz show TV edition. This is it. This is the final round. $40,000 on the line for three charities. The Huntington's Disease Society of America. Mike Rowe Works Foundation, and JDRF. First place, $20,000. Second and third get each $10,000 for their charities. Let's take a look at the scores. Mike and Brooke, third place, 480. Don and John, in a very unusual position. Second place with 890. John, you have won every game.

BERMAN: No, no.

(CROSSTALK)

COOPER: All right, we'll edit that out. Don and John, second place. 890 points. Chris and Alisyn, in the lead, commanding lead, 950.

LEMON: That's breaking news right there.

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COOPER: All right. All down to this. Our last game is the big bet. Each team will get to choose from a group of four iconic television moments. Going to ask a question that relates to that event. During the break, the teams decided how much they would like to wager. They answer their question correctly, they earn the points that they bet. If they get it wrong, they will lose those points. They will have 15 seconds to come up with answers, and this time you can consult with your teammates. It is anyone's game. All right, let's get to it.

All right. Mike and Brooke, you are in third place. You get first pick. Your options are the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting. The moon landing. The O.J. car chase. Princess Diana's funeral. Which do you choose?

CAMEROTA: How about O.J., Anderson?

COOPER: All right.

Take a look at the video.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You just let me get to my house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We will let you do that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I swear, I will give you my whole body. I just need to get to my house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. We are going to do that. Just throw the gun out the window.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I couldn't do it in a (inaudible). I wanted to do it in a grave, I wanted to do it at my house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are not going to do anything. Too many people love you.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COOPER: Wow. That was the infamous O.J. chase. June 17, 1994. That was also the audio of Simpson speaking to detective Tom Lange (ph) via cell from the back of the Bronco. That day, at a press conference, who read a letter from O.J. to the media that many interpreted to be a suicide note? Who read a letter from O.J. that many interpreted to be a suicide note? 15 seconds to deliberate.

COOPER: All right. I need an answer.

LEMON: We're on TV.

ROWE: Yes, of course, you are, Don. You are always on TV. Fascinating.

COOPER: Well, we need an answer.

ROWE: That's all I have got.

CAMEROTA: That's all I got.

Start with a K.

ROWE: Kardashian.

COOPER: Do you have a first name?

ROWE: No, but he does, I am sure.

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COOPER: Your answer is Kardashian? That is correct.

[ APPLAUSE ]

COOPER: It was Robert Kardashian. After the chase, police also found a fake mustache, and a beard, and O.J.'s passport inside the Bronco.

How much did you wager?

ROWE: We wagered 14.

COOPER: All right. Well, that takes you up to 494.

ROWE: You did that in your head, man. That is amazing.

COOPER: I did just that. Don, John, you are in second place. Which category would you like to select?

LEMON: Lee Harvey Oswald? Is that what you want?

(CROSSTALK)

BERMAN: Lee Harvey Oswald shooting.

COOPER: All right. Take a look at this video.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

LEE HARVEY OSWALD: We know nothing about this situation here. I would like to have legal representation.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He has been shot. He has been shot. Lee Oswald has been shot.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COOPER: That was the live broadcast on November 24, 1963, that was the moment when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald at the Dallas police headquarters. Oswald was not initially arrested for assassinating President Kennedy, why was Oswald first apprehended? You have 15 seconds.

BERMAN: He was in a movie theater. He was apprehended. After leaving a movie theater for shooting an officer. Shooting a guy.

COOPER: I need an answer.

BERMAN: He was picked up after leaving a movie theater as a suspect for the shooting of someone named Tippet.

COOPER: That is correct.

For the shooting of a Dallas police officer, J.D. Tippet.

How much have you wagered? 890.

That brings you up to 1,780.

(CROSSTALK)

COOPER: All right. It all boils down to what category you pick, Chris and Alisyn, and how you answer it. You need 831 points to win. Remaining options. The moon landing. Princess Diana's funeral?

CAMEROTA: We're going to do Princess Diana.

CUOMO: What?

COOPER: Take a look at the video.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you are just joining our coverage, the coffin of Princess Diana is moving now past St. James' Palace. This is an incredible picture. Three generations from the House of Windsor.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COOPER: That was princess Diana's funeral, September 6, 1997. Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris a week before on August 31st. Along with her two sisters, who accompanied her body back to Britain? You have 15 second.

I need an answer.

CAMEROTA: Her brother.

COOPER: You didn't cover this, did you? That is incorrect.

Prince Charles accompanied her body back to Britain.

CUOMO: That's what I was going to say.

COOPER: All right. Let's take a look. How much did you wager? 831.

All right. That brings you down to 119. Don and John. Don and John are the winners.

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COOPER: All right, Don and John are the winners. JDRF gets $20,000. Chris and Alisyn, you still won $10,000 for Huntington's Disease Society of America. Mike and Brooke, you also won $10,000 for Mike Rowe Works Foundation.

That's it. I want to thank all our players. Thank our studio audience. Thank you all for watching. Have a great night.