August 19, 2000

Listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me:
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HOST: Adam Felber sittin in for Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guest: NPR Environmental Correspondent John Nielsen

This Week's Panelists:

•Roy Blount, Jr., Author, Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story
•Charlie Pierce, Author, Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story
•Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style Section

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (14.4 | 28.8)
The good reverend gives America some gardening tips, Al's passion makes the delegates weak in the knees, and an all-too-familiar beret--or is it?--turns heads in L.A.

Opening Round (14.4 | 28.8)
Should Atlanta's highways open maternity lanes? And are campfire songs the new frontier of political correctness?

Round 2

The Listener Limerick Challenge! (14.4 | 28.8)
Super French Canadian bees... bricks on Mars...and a cake that packs a wallop stands up in court- even if you can't walk a straight line.

Not My Job! (14.4 | 28.8)
NPR's John Nielsen hears about three offers he might want to refuse--in a game we're calling "And That's Not All You Get-If You Act Now, For A Limited Time...Hey, Wait...Come Back!"

Week in Review (14.4 | 28.8)
Martha's newest good thing... good and spooky, that is. And the true appeal of the Latin lover: it's what's IN FRONT of the eyes.

Round 3

Who's Carl II (14.4 | 28.8)
The other--er, two other conventions this week, reunions in Korea, and the Beatles collaborate again, thanks to technology.

Bluff the Listener (14.4 | 28.8)
If at first you don't succeed...try something else.

Lightning Fill in the Blank (14.4 | 28.8)
The rest of the week's news that we can fit.

Panelist Predictions (14.4 | 28.8)
The next thing Gore and Lieberman will do to boost their position in the polls.

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