November 15, 2006 Contact:
Chad Campbell/Emily Lenzner, NPR

Calling All News Junkies: Test Your Wits
With the Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Daily News Quiz Starting Today

Washington, D.C.; November 15, 2006 – Army recruiters have downplayed Iraq by telling potential soldiers:
A) The war is over
B) New recruits receive free iPods
C) Push-ups are now optional
D) They’re just entering a sweepstakes to win a new car

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Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! made its premiere in January 1998 and currently airs on more than 400 NPR Member stations, with two million radio listeners. It has also has ranked among the “Most Downloaded” podcasts on iTunes and other directories since it was made available in February 2006. Sagal is joined by NPR newscaster Carl Kasell, who serves as official judge and scorekeeper, for the comedy show featuring panelists and callers being tested on the week’s news. Celebrity play-along guests have included Tom Hanks, Brian Williams, Salman Rushdie, Barack Obama and John McCain. The show is produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio; Doug Berman is Executive Producer.