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Peter Sagal

NPR's oddly informative news quiz program provides a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers. Callers, panelists and guests compete by answering questions.

Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:27 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat May 11, 2013 10:12 am

More questions for the panel: Wishful Shrinking, Jog D.M.C, That New Car B.O.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:27 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat May 11, 2013 10:12 am

Our panelists predict what the cicadas will be surprised to see after 17 years.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:27 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat May 11, 2013 10:12 am

Our panelists tell three stories based on a photo of Tom Selleck.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Music Interlude

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 10:56 am

Transcript

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 Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett, and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host, at the New York University Skirball Center, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 10:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now onto 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 now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Mo Rocca has the lead, Peter. He has four points. Paula Poundstone has three, Tom Bodett has one.

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2:53 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 10:56 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, at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:22 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Limericks

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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 click the Contact Us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:22 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Who's Carl This Time?

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CARL KASSELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kassell. And here's your host, from the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody. Thank you. We have got a really fun show for you today. We have actor and one-time Obama adminstration member, now game show host Kal Penn will be joining us later. I'll ask him how it feels to finally hit the big time.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:26 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 11:22 am

More questions for the panel: Bumbling Bumbershoot, Sweater Sweetie, The Drone You're Looking For.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:26 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 11:22 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what exhibit is going to make headlines at the Obama Presidential Library some day? Mr. Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Well, obviously, a copy of his Kenyan birth certificate...

(LAUGHTER)

JOBRANI: ...with the caption, ha-ha.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Well, you know how President Obama is probably our most buff president? Now we're going to know how he got that way. It's the Presidential Abdominator.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Roy Blount, Jr.

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