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NPR DB ID: 558
Dan Coffey
Chosen: Peter Sagal
Correct: Margo Kaufman
Chosen: Peter Sagal
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: Margo Kaufman
Correct: Margo Kaufman
Week in Review; Bonus Phrase: Non-performance Enhancing; We'll Wait, You Tell Us about a new law in Montana; We'll Wait, You Tell Us #2 about a new toy debuting at Toy Fair 98; Lightning True or False; Gossip, Rumor & Innuendo; Why Should We Know Who You Are?; News Etymology: Franking; Wait Wait I'm Pontificating; Predicting Next Week's Headlines

For We'll Wait, You Tell Us, both listener contestants chose Peter Sagal's answer, but Margo Kaufman had the correct answer for the first and Roxanne Roberts had the correct answer for the second.

The Double Point Bonus Round seemed to have been skipped for this show.

For News Etymology, the listener contestant chose Margo's answer, who had the correct answer. The contestant also used the bonus phrase.

After Carl Kasell read the number of points the panelists had at the start of the Wait Wait I'm Pontificating round, Roxanne said the bonus phrase and added two points. Due to Roxanne being far behind on points, her was passed over and only Peter and Margo read their respective essay.

Roxanne had a total of 4.5 points and Peter had a total of 22.5 points. Both scores have been rounded up to 5 and 23 points, respectively, as the Wait Wait Stats Database currently has the scores defined as integers.