“It does coincide with our recently opened [Discovering the] Civil War exhibit, so you might expect some Civil War questions,” Ferriero said. “The hope is that [contestants] will be enticed to go see the exhibit.”
The show’s producers worked with Archives staff to develop clues and answers. And Trebek filmed the clues at the Archives, where fans swarmed him to pose for photos, according to Archives staff.
Here is the official announcement from the National Archives and Records Administration:
On what popular TV quiz show was the National Archives recently featured? Why, Jeopardy!, of course! And you can be a part of it! Come to the National Archives on Thursday, May 20, at noon, for a screening of the January 6 show that spotlighted the National Archives as a "featured category." After the segment is shown on the big screen in the William G. McGowan Theater, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will host "Archives Jeopardy!" and audience members can test their historical knowledge and win prizes.
Fans of the show and fans of the National Archives can test their wit and knowledge by seeing the segment on the National Archives YouTube channel at http://tiny.cc/Jeopardy446.
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. 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.
For information on National Archives public programs, call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online at: www.archives.gov.