Federal News Radio’s Match Game 1500

What do you get when you mix the wonky policy minutiae of the federal government with zany 1970s game-show antics? Federal News Radio’s Match Game 1500!

In Depth host Francis Rose takes on the Gene Rayburn role and our contestants — Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs with Shaw Bransford & Roth, and Rob Burton, partner at the Venable law firm and former acting administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy — try to match answers with the stars — Federal News Radio’s Mike Causey, Jason Miller, Julia Ziegler and Tom Temin.

Contestants do their best to fill-in the blank of open-ended questions like:

“Crusty old Senator Hossenfeffer said, ‘People criticize us because we haven’t passed a budget for four years. That’s nothing. I haven’t passed a blank in 14 years.'”



“Rodney said: ‘I’m not so sure about the new chief technology officer. Today when I walked by his office, he was trying to plug a mouse into his blank.'”

Check out a clip of the show below or listen to the full show via the audio player above.

Never seen the original Match Game? Watch this excerpt and then tell us how we match up!

The federally themed game show was not being played just for fun. Mattingley and Burton were raising money for two charities — the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund and St. Anthony Academy in Fairfax, Va.

Want to be a guest on the next edition of Federal News Radio’s Match Game 1500? Email Gene Rayburn — errrr, we mean Francis Rose.