When NPR’s venerable quiz show taped their program at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, we lurked about behind the scenes to see what really goes on. We learned that Carl Kasell is a ridiculously nice guy, Peter Sagal works way harder than you think and Tom Bodett is much more erudite in person than those motel commercials would have you believe.

 

5 Responses to Backstage at Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me

  1. Steve Mack says:

    Craig, Kudos on a piece well done!

  2. Daisy says:

    I heart Carl Kassel! Is there a way to hear the entire interview with Carl?

  3. Mike Procell says:

    Carl is indeed a newscaster’s newscaster!

  4. Hiker gal says:

    Thank you for giving us a glimpse into that wonderful show.
    I’m counting the days til Scott Simon is here.

  5. Lenore Fleck says:

    I heard the show on Saturday, and the head of the AFA was VERY funny. Surprisingly, he rolled right along with the jokes on this “liberal” show.

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