Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me

Saturdays, 10am - 11am
Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long 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. On the Web, you can play along too.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 21, 2012

Panel Round Two

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

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, Faith Salie and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host, at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody. In just a minute, Carl performs his Motown classic, "I heard it through the GrapeRhyme," in our Listener Limerick Challenge.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 21, 2012

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.

You can click the contact us link on our website at waitwait.npr.org, and there you can find out about attending our weekly live shows at the Chase Bank Auditorium. You can also download the latest "How to do everything" podcast. This week: Mike and Ian tell you how to look like Crispin Glover.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 21, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has sixty seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, please give us the scores.

CARL KASELL, HOST:

Tom Bodett has the lead, Peter. He has four points. Faith Salie and Mo Rocca, they're tied or second. They both have two points.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 21, 2012

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will the cruise captain do next? Mo Rocca?

MO ROCCA: He'll find comfort and luxury in an open marriage with Silvio Berlusconi.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie?

FAITH SALIE: With his perma-tan and Italian roots, he'll join another sinking ship, the cast of the "Jersey Shore."

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SALIE: They already have "The Situation," and now they'll have "The Disembarkation."

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Coming Out of Their Shells, Blame It on Fido, and A Fridge with Personality.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: New Hampshire News, A Sweet Goes Sour, and A New Baby State of Mind.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: An unlikely Hip Hop battle.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Prediction

Our panelists predict how Hostess will try and save the company.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three secrets of the Clinton White House, only one of which is true.

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