January 31, 1998
Host: Dan Coffey
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
In studio players this week:
Roy Blount, Jr., Writer and Humorist
Peter Sagal, Playwright
Margot Kaufmann, Hollywood Correspondent for Pug Talk Magazine
Round 1: Week in Review
Mexico City losing Altitude, Lewinski Poetry, an
Astronaut and more....
Round 2: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)
England aplogizes to Italy this week
American Celebrity Finds Home in Cuba
Round 3: Lightning True or False
Round 4: "Gossip, Rumor & Innuendo" (people, entertainment news)
The Royal Spice Girl, an Ill-Advised Ray Charles Tribute
Round 5: "Why Should We Know Who You Are?" (mystery newsmaker)
Metallurgist with Theory that Weak Rivets Sank Titanic
Round 6: "Double Point Bonus Round" Round 7: "News Etymology"
Origin of "suborn," as in "suborn perjury"
Round 8: "Wait Wait I'm Pontificating" (essay questions)
How to Deal with Saddam Once and For All
What to do with Federal Budget Surplus
Advice for New Mir Astronauts
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