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Wait, Wait, Where's NPR's Carl Kasell Going?

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Wait, Wait, Where's NPR's Carl Kasell Going?

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Wait, Wait, Where's NPR's Carl Kasell Going?

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Carl Kasell, who has been on the air with NPR since 1975, will give his final newscast on December 30th. He will continue to serve as official judge and scorekeeper on NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And as we bring you up to date on the news, let's get up to date on a man who's delivered news for decades. Listener Sarah Hendrix wrote to say when she was a girl she woke to her parents' radio. The dreamy child in bed thought the news came from a magical place called Coral Castle.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

She wondered what the Coral Castle was before learning the name of one of the newscasters on MORNING EDITION.

(Soundbite of archived radio broadcast)

CARL KASELL: Good morning, I'm Carl Kasell. Late reports from Tehran indicate that Moslem students are storming the British embassy in an attempt�

INSKEEP: That's how Carl Kasell sounded at the start of MORNING EDITION back in 1979.

(Soundbite of archived radio broadcast)

KASELL: And stocks are down at this hour. The 11 o'clock Eastern Standard Time Dow Jones Industrials read 815.36 - down 3.58.

INSKEEP: Yes, the Dow in 1979 was at 815 - some things do change.

MONTAGNE: So, it is with Carl. In December, Carl ends more than three decades as an NPR newscaster. He does continue on WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME, the game show where Carl Kasell plays himself.

(Soundbite of music)

MONTAGNE: This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News.

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