Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: An Error of Olympic Proportions.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.


We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org, or you can find a link at our website: waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news.

Roxanne, the U.S. Olympic uniforms were unveiled this week. Ralph Lauren designed them. They're supposed to represent the best of American values. But some are upset with these outfits. Why?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Because they were made in China.

SAGAL: They were, yes.




SAGAL: The American Olympic team uniforms were made in China. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took an understated, statesmanlike approach to this news. He said, quote, "they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them" unquote.


SAGAL: The problem is in America we don't make clothes anymore, at least not in factories. If you wanted American made garments, the Olympic committee's only option would be to go to Etsy.com.


SAGAL: And dress all the athletes in red white and blue macramé shrugs with birds on them.



Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!