February 6, 1999

Host: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guests: Foreign Correspondent Edward Lifson (Berlin)

This Week's Panelists:

•Roy Blount, Jr., author of Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story
•Margo Kaufman, author of Clara: the Early Years
•Adam Felber, Writer and Performer

Round 1: "Introduction/Essay"
The Persecution of Big Word Users

"Opening Round"
A civilian voice breaks the Senate wilderness...and a biography of Al Gore is not what it seems.

"Who Is Carl This Time?"

Round 2: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)
"Not My Job"
Edward Lifson, Foreign Correspondent based in Berlin, plays "You're the Arts Lawyer."

"Listener Limerick Challenge"
A listener completes three newsy limericks, as read by Carl.

"Week in Review"
The politics of an ageless Belgian...whose website became too popular, and what Mayor is worried about the "pelt posse" overtaking his city.

Round 3: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)
"Listener Bluff"
A new development in telecommunications. A listener tries to pick the real news story from the fakes.

"Who Is Carl This Time?"

"Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank"
Each panelist has one minute to fill in as many blanks as he or she can.

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