'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Has The Most Interesting Life Peter Sagal has an interesting life. He ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013 and finished minutes before the bombing. He has a writing credit on "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" and the Sasquatch horror movie "Savage." And he had dinner with Stormy Daniels in 2005. But we know him as the host of "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"

We talked with Peter about his life, how Bob Garfield from "On the Media" came up with the name of his show and why "Wait Wait" hasn't made the leap to television, even though they've tried ... three times.
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'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Has The Most Interesting Life

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Peter Sagal hosts Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!
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Here are some facts we learned about Peter Sagal: