NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! takes a fast-paced, irreverent look at the news of the world, and the weird. The show offers a modern and sometimes raucous twist on the old-time radio quiz show, mining NPR news stories for quiz questions. The host is Peter Sagal, who is an award-winning playwright and father of three in his spare time. America's favorite newscaster, NPR's Carl Kasell, is the show's official judge and scorekeeper.
Each week, Sagal quizzes the panelists and listeners to determine just how closely they paid attention to the week's news. He serves up questions in all forms: lightning rounds, tape from NPR news shows, multiple choice, identify the "fake" story and fill-in-the-blank limericks. Listeners call 888-WAIT-WAIT for a chance to win the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by Carl Kasell for their home answering machine or voice mail.
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is a co-production of NPR and Chicago Public Radio. The program, created by the same folks who produce Car Talk, debuted nationally in 1998 and quickly established itself as one of public radio's favorite weekend programs.
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