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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!: The Best of "Not My Job"

Overview

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio listeners test their knowledge against a panel of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: Adam Felber; Roy Blount, Jr.; Paula Poundstone; Mo Rocca; Roxanne Roberts; Charlie Pierce; and others.
 
This two-disk set features highlights from the popular “Not My Job” segment of the show, during which celebrity guest contestants answer ...

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Overview

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio listeners test their knowledge against a panel of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: Adam Felber; Roy Blount, Jr.; Paula Poundstone; Mo Rocca; Roxanne Roberts; Charlie Pierce; and others.
 
This two-disk set features highlights from the popular “Not My Job” segment of the show, during which celebrity guest contestants answer questions on topics unrelated to their particular area of expertise and compete for the ultimate prize: NPR veteran announcer Carl Kasell’s voice on a lucky listener’s answering machine.

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Editorial Reviews

SFGate
“'It is funny all the way through, and the celebrity guests show a surprising aptitude for understanding the rhythms of the program . . .”
—SFGate
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598870701
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Original radio broadcast; 2.25 hours on 2 CDs
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,412,774
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 5.56 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author


Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's "oddly informative" weekly hour-long news quiz program. Over 6 million listeners on over 600 stations nationwide turn in to hear host PETER SAGAL lead a group of panelists and listeners through a series of games designed to test their knowledge of the week's news—and showcase their wit. When not touring, the program is recorded at the Bank One Auditorium in Chicago.

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's "oddly informative" weekly hour-long news quiz program. Over 3 million listeners on over 600 stations nationwide turn in to hear host PETER SAGAL lead a group of panelists and listeners through a series of games designed to test their knowledge of the week's news—and showcase their wit. NPR newscaster CARL KASELL serves as judge and scorekeeper. When not touring, the program is recorded at the Bank One Auditorium in Chicago.

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Table of Contents


Contents:
  • Barack Obama
  • Terry Gross
  • Major Robert Bateman
  • Lee Smith
  • Harold Ramis
  • Penn Jillette
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Brian Williams
  • Ken Jennings
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Tom Hanks
  • Tom & Ray Magliozzi
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