January 29, 2000

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
(entire program) HOST: Peter Sagal
Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Carl Kasell
Not My Job Guest: Salt Lake City Correspondent Howard Berkes

This Week's Panelists:

•Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post Style Section
•Charlie Pierce, Esquire Magazine and Only a Game
•Roy Blount, Jr., author of Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story

Round 1: "Opening Round"

"Who Is Carl This Time?"
A listener must guess Carl Kasell's identity as he interprets three quotes from the week's news. And, we meet our panel.

"Panel Questions"
Fox TV negotiates with Marla Maples, Baltimore Library's computers can't access Superbowl Sites, and more.

Round 2: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)

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

"Not My Job"
Salt Lake City Correspondent Howard Berkes plays "Are You Ready to Order Sir?"

"Week in Review"
Presidential candidates moonlighting as songwriters, releasing capitve animals back into the wildlife, and more.

"Who Is Carl This Time?"
Three more bon mots from the week's news, as channelled by Carl.

Round 3: "We'll Wait, You Tell Us" (Listener Segments)

"Listener Bluff"
Bizarre government inquiries.

"Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank"
The rest of the week's news that we can fit. Each panelist has one minute to fill in as many blanks as possible.

"Predictions for Next Week"
The spare time of Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.

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