New York Times Ombudsman Daniel Okrent
Daniel Okrent
Ombudsman for The New York Times

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March 27, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: New York Times Ombudsman Daniel Okrent

This Week's Panelists:

• Writer, performer and proprietor of, Adam Felber
Karen Grigsby Bates -- a new panelist from NPR's Day To Day
• Roy Blount, Jr., humorist and author

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
How to make Condi Rice, really, really mad; two words that sent the high court into a tizzy; a Wait Wait tribute to one of NPR's best.

» Music Cue: "Morning Edition Theme"
Composer: B.J. Leiderman

Panel Round (Listen)
The hot new job: One problem, you have to be a woman, and you have to be incarcerated.

» Music Cue: "She Works Hard For The Money"
Artist: Donna Summer
Composer: Summer/Omartian
CD Title: A Century of Women in Music
Label: Rhino Entertainment

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
The rally to save a big eye in space; King Tut's sommelier; the Scots lay claim to an American icon.

» Music Cue: "Hound Dog"
Artist: Elvis Presley
CD Title: The Number One Hits
Label: BMG Music

Not My Job! (Listen)
Author, and ombudsman for The New York Times, Daniel Okrent, plays a game called "You're Carrying Dan Fogelberg's Amps from Sheboygan to Milwaukee" -- three questions about roadies taken from a recent issue of Spin magazine.

» Music Cue: "My Heart Will Go On"
Artists: Celine Dion and Orch
Composer: James Horner/Will Jennings
CD Title: Titanic Soundtrack
Label: BMG Music

Second Panel Round (Listen)
The T-shirt that angered the cousins; not so cruel, but certainly an unusual punishment; a close examination inside the latest party craze.

» Music Cue: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Artist: Bing Crosby
Composer: Regney/Shayne
CD Title: Bing Crosby's Xmas Classics
Label: HLC Properties

Round 3

Who's Carl? (Second Round) (Listen)
Unity, yes, but not that way; SUV owners ask: "Why'd we fight that war anyway?" And, bracket-busters.

Listener Bluff (Listen)
"Strike! Strike! Strike" -- three stories of strange labor miscues.

(See the real story.)

» Music Cue: "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Artist: Boston Pops
Composer: Rimsky Korsakov
CD Title: Arthur Fiedler's Greatest Hits

Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
What will happen at this weekend's NCAA tournament?

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