Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
The Oddly Informative News Quiz from NPR®
When: Thursday August 1st at 7:30 pm in the Thomas Wolfe Auditiorium
Tickets: Are available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office and online at www.Ticketmaster.com begining Thursday June 6, 2013 at 10:00 am.
What It Is: The Peabody Award-winning, weekly hour-long news quiz offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news. The show has a weekly audience of 3.2 million listeners on more than 600 NPR member stations nationwide, and surpassed one million podcast downloads monthly. Its audience has grown in nearly every ratings period since its premiere in January 1998.
How It Works: Host Peter Sagal leads panelists and listeners through a series of games designed to quiz them on the week’s news and showcase their wits. NPR newscaster Carl Kasell serves as the official judge and scorekeeper.
Executive Producer: Doug Berman, the Peabody Award-winning executive producer of NPR’s Car Talk®
Podcast: Entire program and individual segments available at www.npr.org/podcast
· “Not My Job” – Notable guests answer questions on topics outside their areas of expertise
·“Who’s Carl This Time?” – Scorekeeper and legendary newscaster Carl Kasell quotes from the week’s news as contestants guess who he’s impersonating
·“Listener Limerick Challenge” – Listeners try to fill in the last line of a news-based limerick
·"Bluff the Listener” – Callers listen to three unlikely news stories read by panelists and choose the true one
·“Lightning Fill in the Blank” – The final speed round where each panelist answers as many questions as possible in 60 seconds