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Susan Lucci, Alex Trebek and 'Barney' donate items to Smithsonian

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,TV,Nikki Schwab

Daytime television got its day at the museum Thursday, as "Barney" co-creator Kathy Parker and her composer husband, Phil, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek and "All My Children" star Susan Lucci all donated items to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Lucci signed over a pink gown and Manolo Blahnik shoes worn for a People cover shoot the day after finally winning a Daytime Emmy.

"Just sign, 'Who is Susan Lucci?' " Trebek chimed in as the soap star made it official.

"Those shoes were worn one other time -- I danced in the White House in those shoes," Lucci revealed, making them a perfect addition to a D.C. museum.

From "Jeopardy!" the museum received a script, a category card, a buzzer and a Final Jeopardy! reveal panel, where contestants made their final wagers.

"I'm not a hoarder, although I do keep a lot of stuff ... I just hate to throw it out," Trebek told Yeas & Nays. "So this wager indicator, for instance, I just never threw it out and it was sitting in my garage."

"Barney" fans will be pleased to see, once the exhibition opens in late 2016, a plush Barney and other vintage collectibles from the show. "As Barney would say, 'this is simply stupendous,' " said Kathy Parker as she signed away her items.

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