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Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me: Live in Hartford
Aired:
04/19/2008
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In this episode:

The hit NPR quiz show comes to The Bushnell

 

Contributors:

Peter Sagal and Carl KassellThursday night, April 17, thousands of WNPR members jammed into the two theaters at The Bushnell in downtown Hartford. They came to see host Peter Sagal, scorekeeper Carl Kasell, and a group of regular panelists as they tore apart the week's news on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. The hit NPR show has been going strong for 10 years, and has grown into one of the most popular programs in public radio history.

Panelists Roy Blount Jr., Roxanne Roberts and Tom Bodett
The panelists for the show were three long-time contributors, humorists Roy Blount Jr., Tom Bodett, and Roxanne Roberts. They tackled the important issues of the day: The presidential race, Pope Benedict's visit to the U.S., and Necco Wafers.

Each week, audience members are quizzed on their knowledge of the week's news, and the crew welcomes in a special guest. This week, it was former Saturday Night Live star Jane Curtin.Actress Jane Curtin

If you missed it on the weekend broadcast, you can listen to the show, and thanks for making the "Wait, Wait" event a huge Connecticut success!

All photos by WNPR's Chion Wolf.

See a slideshow Wait Wait Don't Tell Me pictures at WNPR's Flickr site.


 
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I am soooo glad I could hear and see Wait Wait don't tell me.
My husband & I were on our way from the Wtbry area on the night of the show, leaving early enough to park, have a bite to eat, and be in our seats by 7.
We encountered a 3 mile back up which moved very slowly and I became disappointed by the hour knowing we were not going to be in our seats when we were diverted off 84 at exit 43 at 7pm only to be in traffic again.
According to Hartford Courant it was a 46 yr old male driving a motorcycle in and out of traffic hitting a guard rail and was in critical condition. I am so glad I could still experience your show even though our seats were vacant and we were safe. Thank you, thank you thank you.