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For immediate release
April 22, 2002
Contact:
Janice Portentoso,
WSHU: 203.371.1255,
jportentoso@wshu.org;
Laura Gross,
NPR: 202.513.2304,
lgross@npr.org



Eartha Kitt is Special Guest on Live NPR Quiz Show
Hosted by WSHU Public Radio in Norwalk

Fairfield, CT - Wait Wait . . .Don't Tell Me!®, the irreverent and oddly informative radio news quiz from NPR®, will record a live show in Norwalk on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. Singer and actress Eartha Kitt will appear on this special, live edition of the program to play "Not MY Job" and answer quiz questions about a topic outside of her areas of expertise. Ms. Kitt will play on behalf of a call-in contestant.

For the first time, listeners in Southern Connecticut and Long Island will have an opportunity to see the Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! cast in action. Hosted by award-winning playwright Peter Sagal with legendary NPR newscaster Carl Kasell as official judge and scorekeeper, the two-hour show will also feature author and humorist Adam Felber, journalist Roxanne Roberts, and Esquire magazine's Charlie Pierce. Wait Wait Live in Norwalk will include games familiar to listeners of the weekly radio show, with panelists and callers answering questions about the news, "filling in the blank" at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, deciphering limericks, and bantering about weird events in the news. Callers compete for the most coveted prize in public radio: a home answering machine greeting custom recorded by Carl Kasell.

Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! is broadcast on more than 200 public radio stations in the U.S., including 91.1 FM WSHU and 89.9 FM WSUF , where it airs Saturday at 1:00 p.m., and 1260 AM WSHU where it can be heard every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. This live edition of the program will be broadcast locally on WSHU Public Radio on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2002, from 1-2:00 p.m. (see local frequencies below).

Wait Wait Live, the radio show's ongoing tour of the U.S., continues in 2002 and 2003 with programs in Minneapolis, Boulder, Cleveland, Miami and Honolulu. NPR and Chicago Public Radio produce the radio show.


WHAT: Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Live in Norwalk

WHO: Eartha Kitt, Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts and Charlie Pierce

WHEN: LIVE: Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

WHERE: THURSDAY SHOW: Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT RADIO BROADCAST: Fairfield 91.1 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Westport 1260 AM (Sun., 1 p.m.)* Stamford 90.1 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Ridge 91.7 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Huntington Station 91.3 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Noyack 103.3 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Greenport 89.9 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Northford 93.3 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) * Selden 105.7 FM (Sat., 1p.m.) *


NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, serves a growing audience of nearly 20 million Americans each week via more than 680 public radio stations. NPR Online at www.npr.org brings hourly newscasts, news features, commentaries and live events to Internet users through original online reports, audio streaming and other multimedia elements. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.

WSHU Public Radio Group is the principal public radio source for Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut and Suffolk County, New York. More than 216,500 listeners tune in to the station's unique blend of award-winning national and international news from National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI), exemplary classical music programming, and in-depth local and regional reporting.