Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs
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Annenberg "Big-Ass" Apology


October 12, 2002

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Legendary TV personality and journalist, Hugh Downs

This Week's Panelists:

• Sue Ellicott, writer and journalist
• Adam Felber, writer and performer
• Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
It's your choice dude, you disarm, or we will; A jetsetting do gooder gets his due; a message for Bud.

» Music Cue: "The Natural"
Artist: Unavailable
Composer: Randy Newman
CD Title: The Natural Soundtrack
Label: Warner Bros
Year: 1984

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
A dictator turns to Whitney Houston for an expression of love and adulation; A Senate candidate gets clipped from the ballot...and waxed too; the week's most egregious mis-translation.

» Music Cue: "Whoomp There It Is"
Artist: Tag Team
Composer: Gibson/Cecil
CD Title: Monster Booty
Label: Universal Music
Year: 2001

Round 2

Historical Reenactment Theater (Listen with Real Audio)
A trip to a solar system playground; a one man radio show; "ok kiddies, now we'll sing 'Jumpin Jack Flash'."

» Music Cue: "Sympathy For The Devil"
Artist: The Rolling Stones
Composer: Jagger/Richards
CD Title: Hot Rocks 64-71
Label: Abcko Records
Year: 1968/2002

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Legendary television personality Hugh Downs plays a game called: "You're the Biggest Meanest, Scariest car in the mall parking lot" Three questions about SUV's taken from the book High and Mighty by Keith Bradsher.

» Music Cue: "Lord Mr Ford"
Artist: Jerry Reed
Composer: Dick Feller
CD Title: Jerry Reed Super Hits
Label: BMG Music
Year: Remastered 2000

Panel Round Two (Listen with Real Audio)
Good news for collegiate underachievers; The battle to decide the "King" of northeast Ohio; Yard sale. Great stuff! None of it mine!

Round 3

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
Like Tailhook all over again; Obsession by Ramses; Is your CEO swinging from trees?

Bluff The Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
Hey-y-y-y! Wait a minute! You can't do that! Three stories about cheaters who did NOT prosper.

» Music Cue: "Lies"
Artist: The Knickerbockers
Composer: Randall/Charles
CD Title: Nuggets
Label: Rhino Records
Year: 1993

Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank (Listen with Real Audio)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
What will be the fate of Pluto now that its planetary status is in question?

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