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Show Details


NPR DB ID: 313
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Week in Review; Not My Job: Best-Selling Books; We'll Wait, You Tell Us; Gossip, Rumor & Innuendo; Lightning True or False; News Etymology: Derby; Why Should We Know Who You Are?; Predicting Next Week's Headlines

This marks Peter Sagal's first show as the new show host, replacing Dan Coffey.

This show introduces the Not My Job segment where a guest has to guess the correct answer to three questions. Unlike the current version of the segment, the questions are not multiple choice. Susan Stamberg had an assist from Roxanne Roberts for the third question and Carl Kasell would grant Susan a point. Peter would later say on the show that aired on May 30, 1998 that Susan had scored zero points. Susan scoring zero points would have future implications; thus, Susan's score of zero has been entered and an exception will be noted.

For the first We'll Wait, You Tell Us, the listener contestant chose Charlie Pierce's answer, which was correct.

For News Etymology, the listener contestant chose Roxanne's answer, which was correct.