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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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Prediction

Sep 22, 2012

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next surprising thing from a hidden video? Mr. Roy Blount, Jr.?

Who's Carl This Time?

Sep 22, 2012

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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 the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Opening Panel Round

Sep 22, 2012

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Bluff The Listener

Sep 22, 2012

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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. We're playing this week with Roy Blount, Jr., Faith Salie, and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host, at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Limericks

Sep 15, 2012

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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 you can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

Panel Round Two

Sep 15, 2012

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All right, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Charlie, detergent companies are now selling their product in pods, little balls of soap you throw into the washer rather than measuring it out. Well, Senator Chuck Schumer is warning that they pose a danger to the nation. How?

Opening Panel Round

Sep 15, 2012

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Bluff The Listener

Sep 15, 2012

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, in for Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with P. J. O'Rourke, Charlie Pierce and Roxanne Roberts. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

Headlines

Sep 15, 2012

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, filling in for Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Roxanne Roberts, P. J. O'Rourke and Charlie Pierce. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 15, 2012

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Now, on to 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Sep 15, 2012

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Now, panel, what's the next YouTube video to cause a riot? Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: During a campaign rally, Chris Christie will bear hug Paul Ryan, cracking him into a hundred little tax breaks.

(LAUGHTER)

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SAGAL: P. J. O'Rourke?

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 15, 2012

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis in for Carl Kasell.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: And here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 7, 2012

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It is now time to move on to our 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Sep 7, 2012

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Now, panel, what will this year's October Surprise be? Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: Herman Cain comes surging back. He wins the whole thing in November. He's our new president.

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SAGAL: Paula Poundstone?

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 7, 2012

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis filling in for Carl Kasell.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: And here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

Opening Panel Round

Sep 7, 2012

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Bluff The Listener

Sep 7, 2012

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis, filling in for Carl Kasell.

(LAUGHTER)

Panel Round Two

Sep 7, 2012

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis, filling in for Carl Kasell.

(LAUGHTER)

Limericks

Sep 7, 2012

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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 you can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

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