The Quiz Show, Present at the Creation From almost the beginning of the broadcast era, audiences have had a taste for seeing -- and before that, hearing -- themselves on the air. On Present at the Creation, Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, explores the origins of the quiz show.
NPR logo

The Quiz Show, Present at the Creation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1145516/145516" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The Quiz Show, Present at the Creation

The Quiz Show, Present at the Creation

The Quiz Show, Present at the Creation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1145516/145516" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

From almost the beginning of the broadcast era, audiences have had a taste for seeing — and before that, hearing — themselves on the air. On Present at the Creation, Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, explores the origins of the quiz show.

Related NPR Stories