Show Details: 2008

2008-01-05

Repeat: 2007-04-28 NPR DB ID: 498
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about strange patents and inventions, Bluff the Listener about NASA scandals, Panelist Predictions: what will presidential letters from the future contain?

2008-01-12

NPR DB ID: 499
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique recycling methods, Not My Job with questions from 1998 (the first year Wait Wait was on the air), Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Hillary Clinton's next display of human emotions?

2008-01-19

NPR DB ID: 500
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Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about plagiarism reported by the news, Not My Job about the love relationship between Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich as reported by the Washington Post, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what the UFO that people in Texas saw really is?
Notes

On the topic of men lying during the Listener Limerick Challenge, Roy Blount, Jr. told an anecdote about marriage counseling. This lead to Kyrie to start laughing uncontrollably and Peter retorting with "been in counseling, Kyrie?"

2008-01-26

NPR DB ID: 501
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Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected labor unrest, Not My Job about the founder of the Wham-O toy company, Richard Knerr, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will the Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, stimulate the ailing economy?

2008-02-02

NPR DB ID: 502
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Bluff
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about potentially dangerous travel situations, Not My Job about Smurfs, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story out of this year's Super Bowl?
Notes

Several members of audience chanted "Luuuuuuke" when Luke was introduced by Peter

2008-02-09

NPR DB ID: 503
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Paul Provenza
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about solving adult problems with adolescent behavior, Not My Job about college basketball coach Bobby Knight, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will Mitt Romney do now that he has suspended his presidential campaign?

2008-02-16

NPR DB ID: 504
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Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cosmetic enhancements, Not My Job about the Bush family, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will bring Barack Obama's presidential campaign back down to Earth?

2008-02-23

NPR DB ID: 505
Scorekeeper
Guest: Korva Coleman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new psychotherapy developments, Not My Job about Mr. Rogers as written in "Mental Floss" magazine, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Prediction: what will Fidel Castro do in his spare time after stepping down?
Notes

Mo Rocca's Bluff the Listener is another story to refer to "Dingoes Ate My Baby". Peter's mention of Paula's smack talk about Cleveland, Ohio was in reference to her comments from the 2007-04-28 show. Peter names the new blackest black as, "blackity black black black"

2008-03-01

NPR DB ID: 506
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Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about poor journalism, Not My Job about President Jimmy Carter, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what a presidential candidate will be forced to renounce next?

2008-03-08

NPR DB ID: 507
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Bluff
Chosen: Paul Provenza
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovations in beauty pageants, Not My Job about Dungeons and Dragons, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will John McCain do in his spare time while waiting for a Democratic presidential nominee to be selected?

2008-03-15

NPR DB ID: 508
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about people pursuing dream jobs despite long odds, Not My Job about the film career of Madonna, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Eliot Spitzer now do with his spare time after resigning?

2008-03-22

NPR DB ID: 509
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to fix something lame, Not My Job about Arthur C. Clarke, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next sign of the economy is tanking?

2008-03-29

NPR DB ID: 510
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about taking the wild out of wilderness, Not My Job about founder of Carl's Jr., Carl Karcher, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the US mistakenly send to the wrong country?
Notes

Paula Poundstone did not answer any Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, though she had a lot of fun in doing so.

2008-04-05

NPR DB ID: 511
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cartoon characters protecting their brand, Not My Job about April Fool's Day pranks as collected by the "Times of London", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what newsmaker nicknames will be revealed to the public?
Notes

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was one of thirty-five recipients to be awarded the 67th Annual Peabody Award.

Tom Bodett's Bluff the Listener story involved enhanced mice touted as "Pinky and The Brain", which Tom did voiceover work on as well as "The Animaniacs"; during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Tom tried to get a point by passing off Darth Vader (the current answer) an "uber" Storm Trooper (Tom's response), in which Peter went on exclaim that "Darth Vader is a fallen Jedi, whereas Storm Troopers are clones, and it's just not the same. Moving on, Moving on!".

2008-04-12

NPR DB ID: 512
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new game for the Nintendo Wii, Not My Job about the Prohibition, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next PR nightmare for the Beijing Olympics?

2008-04-19

NPR DB ID: 513
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about pheromones, Bluff the Listener about extreme ways to motivate employees, Panelist Predictions: what present did President Bush give to the Pope for his birthday?

2008-04-26

NPR DB ID: 514
Scorekeeper
Guest: Korva Coleman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Drew Carey
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about family restaurants trying to sharpen their image, Not My Job about a short-lived play called "Moose Murders", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will President Bush turn up next after his appearance on "Deal or No Deal"?
Notes

Drew Carey joins the panel; Carl Kassel is out on jury duty, to which Drew asked if the defendant would give a message from Carl.

The topic of "Truck Nutz" during the second panelist round.

2008-05-03

NPR DB ID: 515
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to close the barn door after the horse left, Not My Job about nice things, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus, rebuild her image?

2008-05-10

NPR DB ID: 516
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about new and unexpected vacation destinations, Not My Job about Bram Stoker, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will happen at Jenna Bush's wedding?

2008-05-17

NPR DB ID: 517
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Carl Kasell's Answering Machine, Bluff the Listener about learning how young or old someone is, Not My Job about miniature golf, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: with high gas prices, what will families do for summer vacation?

2008-05-24

NPR DB ID: 518
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people in the news who sent in e-mail to "Wait Wait" not asking to be made fun of, Not My Job about Steven Seagal, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story from John McCain's weekend barbecue with potential VP candidates?

2008-05-31

Best Of Repeat: 2007-10-27 NPR DB ID: 519
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! where Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett, Paula Poundstone, Charlie Pierce and Kyrie O'Connor review their favorite moments from the past ten years.

2008-06-07

NPR DB ID: 520
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how the Internet is making life easier, Not My Job about Huntington Hartford, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what role will Hillary Clinton be in Barack Obama's presidential campaign?
Notes

Tom entered the Lightning Fill In the Blank round with 3 points, to which, Carl stated that he answered 7 questions correctly. This would have given him a total of 17 points, but Carl stated that Tom had 16 points.

2008-06-14

NPR DB ID: 521
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about making summers even more lazy, Not My Job about Truman Capote, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what cool feature will Apple include in the next generations of the iPhones?
Notes

Scott McClellan is the third (albeit former) White House Press Secretary of the Bush Administration to appear on the show.

When Peter started to ask Amy a question during the second Panelist Round, Amy responded with "No! Don't look at me."

2008-06-21

NPR DB ID: 522
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Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about controversial stories about the online, virtual world, Not My Job about founder of Broadcom, Henry Nicholas, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will George W. Bush's memoir begin?
Notes

Another instance where Mo Rocca uses the surname "Bagnoli" in this Bluff the Listener story. When Peter was explaining the story during the second panelist round, he added sound effects to the re-enactment.

2008-06-28

NPR DB ID: 523
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Bluff
Chosen: Paul Provenza
Correct: Paul Provenza
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a gift for a billionaire with everything, Not My Job about Celine Dion, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will the Supreme Court decide is protected by The Constitution?
Notes

Adam Felber's Clippy impression has made the "Who's Carl This Time?" segment a fan favorite

2008-07-05

Best Of Repeat: 2007-01-06 NPR DB ID: 524
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests from 2006

2008-07-12

NPR DB ID: 525
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about more annoying things being done by airlines, Not My Job about Sonny Landham, the third actor from "Predator" to try to enter politics, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Madonna's next love interest?
Notes

Charlie Pierce tried to get his answer of through an airplane window or door to be accepted by Peter and Carl, even though the correct answer was the airplane emergency slide.

2008-07-19

NPR DB ID: 526
Host
Guest: Adam Felber
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Christmas in July, Not My Job about Jersey City, New Jersey, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first noticeable change after Budweiser was purchased by the Belgians?

2008-07-26

NPR DB ID: 527
Host
Guest: Adam Felber
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person's past coming back to haunt them at their current job, Not My Job about derivation of different words as written in the book "I Didn't Know That...", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will John McCain be able to top Barack Obama's world tour?
Notes

Another show in which all three correct Not My Job answers were the second answer.

2008-08-02

NPR DB ID: 528
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Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alison Stewart
Correct: Alison Stewart
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new innovation that will make life great for men, Not My Job about Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: who will be the surprise candidate for vice president?
Notes

Alison Stewart joins the panel, who co-hosted "Bryant Park Project" with Luke Burbank before he left.

2008-08-09

NPR DB ID: 529
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Corey This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected dangers of trying to live healthy, Not My Job about a New York Times article about the history of the modern Olympic movement, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story coming from the Olympics in Beijing?

2008-08-16

NPR DB ID: 530
Scorekeeper
Guest: Korva Coleman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovative ways to cut costs, Not My Job about Miss Manners, Who's Korva This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will Michael Phelps do once he conquers this year's Olympics?

2008-08-23

Repeat: 2007-07-21 NPR DB ID: 531
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job not about "Scooter" Libby, Bluff the Listener about unusual summer camps, Panelist Predictions: what the next popular fantasy series after Harry Potter?

2008-08-30

NPR DB ID: 532
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff The Listener about normally reserved dorks doing crazy things, Not My Job about Matthew McConaughey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: How will John McCain top Barack Obama's acceptance speech, while at the Republican National Convention?
Notes

While commenting about the cable news coverage of the Democratic National Convention, Peter noted how "angry" Keith Olbermann was. Alison Stewart is a regular backup host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

2008-09-06

NPR DB ID: 533
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Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about leaders emerging in odd and unusual ways, Not My Job about Michael Jackson, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big bombshell to drop about either of the vice presidential candidates?

2008-09-13

NPR DB ID: 534
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Paul Provenza
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new diplomatic efforts by the United States, Not My Job about North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Carl's List, Panelist Predictions: what will happen to the world now that the Large Hadron Collider has been activated?

2008-09-20

NPR DB ID: 535
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about surprising apologies from those in leadership questions, Not My Job about the expertise of Dr. Spock, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what e-mail messages will be recovered from vice presidential candidate, Alaska governor Sarah Palin's hacked e-mail account.

2008-09-27

NPR DB ID: 536
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about suburban angst, Not My Job about hard hitting presidential campaigns, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will the U.S. Government raise the seven-hundred billion dollars needed to bail out Wall Street?

2008-10-04

NPR DB ID: 537
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about travel mishaps, Not My Job about fringe presidential candidates, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will President Bush, who has the highest disapproval rate ever, win back the affection of the American people?

2008-10-11

NPR DB ID: 538
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alison Stewart
Correct: Alison Stewart
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about one tiny mistake that significantly alters a person's life, Not My Job about the tropical island nation Nauru, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the October Surprise that will shake up the presidential race?

2008-10-18

Best Of NPR DB ID: 539
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests from 2008

2008-10-25

NPR DB ID: 540
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff The Listener about embarrassing government cover-ups, Not My Job about fashion critic Mr. Blackwell, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's most popular Halloween costume?

2008-11-01

NPR DB ID: 541
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new approaches in responding to emergencies, Not My Job about the history of Microsoft, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will Barack Obama spend his campaign cash?

2008-11-08

NPR DB ID: 542
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about robocalls gone awry, Not My Job about Bill O'Reilly's recent memoir, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big surprise will come out of the first 100 days of the Obama administration?
Notes

Carl stated that Amy needed to answer 5 questions correctly to tie or 6 to win outright after announcing Charlie's score of 12. Amy started the round with 4 points, which meant that she only needed to answer 4 questions correctly to tie or 5 questions to win.

2008-11-15

NPR DB ID: 543
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the Internet letting us down, Not My Job about ways kids are wasting their time, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first line of President Bush's memoir?

2008-11-22

NPR DB ID: 544
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff The Listener about brilliant new ways to lose weight, Not My Job about Mickey Mouse (who is celebrating his 80th birthday), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the American auto industry save itself?
Notes

When Peter Sagal was talking about the Detroit Big Three going to DC to testify, Peter accidentally said "FUV" instead of "SUV". Hilarity ensued.

2008-11-29

Best Of Repeat: 2007-12-29 NPR DB ID: 545
Scorekeeper
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites

2008-12-06

NPR DB ID: 546
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff The Listener about new scams threatening our peace and prosperity, Not My Job about beloved kids shows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause the first disagreement between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?

2008-12-13

NPR DB ID: 547
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about brand new holiday characters, Not My Job about the history of breakfast cereals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Barack Obama's open U.S. Senate seat be chosen?

2008-12-20

NPR DB ID: 548
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Guests
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about office supplies, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2009?

2008-12-27

Best Of NPR DB ID: 549
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Panelists
  • Multiple Panelists
Description
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! takes a look back at the 2008 presidential race.