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Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody-award-winning weekly hour-long humorous quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 11:39 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank, but first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924.

Or you can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago where you can pick up some Wait, Wait tchochkes. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!"

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 11:39 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it is time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Charlie Pierce has the lead, Peter, he has four points. Jessi Klein and Tom Bodett are tied for second, they both have three points.

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7:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 11:39 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what'll make Democrats and Republicans finally get along? Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: I think if a race of aliens ever comes to earth with the sole intention of taking away all of our teleprompters, Congress will work together to destroy them.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett?

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7:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Tippecanoe And Carl Too

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 11:39 am

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Tom Bodett, Jessi Klein, and Charlie Pierce. And, here again is your host, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

The Magna Carl-A

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 11:39 am

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, coming to you from the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 11:39 am

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing his week with Jessi Klein, Tom Bodett, and Charlie Pierce. And, here again is your host, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, guys. Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 9:56 am

More questions for the panel: The Two Week Fatathalon; A Mothra Sighting; The Dictionary Drops a Bomb.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Who's Bill This Time?

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 9:56 am

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis...

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: Filling in for Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 9:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Faith, according to a shocking new study, there's something just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. What?

FAITH SALIE: Egg yolks, Peter.

SAGAL: Indeed, Faith, eggs, egg yolks.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

(APPLAUSE)

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5:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 9:56 am

Our panelists tell three stories about struggling businesses improving customer service.

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