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For immediate release
December 19, 2001
Contact: NPR
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Madeline Albright Reveals Exercise Regimen For "Kicking Ass"

WASHINGTON, DC - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be the guest on next weekend's edition of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the news quiz show from NPRŽ and Chicago Public Radio. Having served as Wait Wait's "Newsmaker of the Year" in 2000, she'll report how the title has changed her life (she asks that she be allowed to keep the tiara) and will open the envelope to reveal her successor, Newsmaker of the Year for 2001.

During the program, Dr. Albright touches on a variety of subjects, including her new exercise regimen (leg pressing 200 lbs.), which helps her in the art of "kicking ass." This show will be broadcast nationwide on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 30. Check local listings for local broadcast date and time.

The Newsmaker of the Year award, inaugurated in the year 2000, rewards that person in the news "for whom the staff and listeners of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! are most grateful."

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! keeps contestants on their toes as panelists and callers answer timely questions about the news, "fill in the blank" at lightning speed, sniff out fake news items and decipher limericks. One of Wait Wait's signature games, "Not My Job," invites guests to answer questions that are out of their area of expertise.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is the oddly informative, hour-long news quiz broadcast on 200 public radio stations nationwide. The show is a co-production of NPR and WBEZ Chicago.