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Dr. Ruth Westheimer
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NPR

Aug. 28, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

This Week's Panelists:

• Journalist Sue Ellicott
• writer for The Boston Globe, Charlie Pierce
• Author and humorist, Roy Blount, Jr.

Round 1

Who's Carl (Listen)
Is a filling considered shrapnel? New York City braces itself; and the world syas goodbye to a woman who taught us how.

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
The art world cries in horror; and a politician for whom putting a brown bag on your head didn't work.

» Music Cue: "Take a Breath"
Artist: Kevin Clash
Composer: Joe Raposo
CD Title: The Best of Elmo
Label: Children's Television Workshop


Round 2

Bluff the Listener (Listen)
"Footnotes in Rock History" -- Three stories of unsung innovators in the field of rock'n'roll.

(See the real story.)

» Music Cue: "Viva Las Vegas"
Artist: Dave Edmunds
Composer: Pomus/Shuman
CD Title: Dave Edmunds Anthology
Label: BMG Entertainment

Not My Job! (Listen)
Sex expert and therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer plays our game called "When playing this game, always pick the answer you're afraid might be true" -- three multiple-choice questions about tricks of various trades.

» Music Cue: "I Like to Do It"
Artist: KC and the Sunshine Band
CD Title: The Best of KC and the Sunshine Band
Label: TK Records


Round 3

Panel Round, Part 2 (Listen)
Newspapers pinch pennies and cut back on some favorites; a man just can't visit the washroom in peace; and a foreign-language dictionary company breaks new ground.

» Music Cue: "How Lovely to Be a Woman"
Artist: Shelley Fabares
Composer: Lee Adams/Charles Strouse
CD Title: The Best of Shelley Fabares
Label: Rhino Records

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
Teachers are taking new strides to spare students' feelings; the summer's big new fragrance; and the official king of television.

Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
Where will the stolen painting "The Scream" finally turn up?

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