Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Elizabeth Edwards To Play "Not my Job" On NPR Quiz Show. Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell me!
Washington, D.C. – Presidential candidate Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Kucinich challenger John Edwards, will each be subjected to ruthless questioning from a panel of comics when they appear on upcoming episodes of the NPR news quiz program Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!®. Kucinich and Edwards get their turns as “Not My Job” contestants on the show, airing the weekends of May 26-27 and June 2-3, respectively, on NPR member stations nationwide. For stations and broadcast times, visit www.NPR.org/stations. The programs will also be available as free podcasts on www.NPR.org.
As contestants on the “Not My Job” segment, Kucinich and Edwards will be quizzed on topics outside their areas of expertise in an effort to win a prize for a listener. Recent contestants have included Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who answered questions about the habits of famous rock stars; White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, quizzed about the lifestyles of Russia’s ultra-rich; and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who correctly answered questions about Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine.
Now in its tenth year, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! offers a contemporary twist on the old-time radio quiz show, mining NPR news stories for its questions. The program is hosted by Peter Sagal, an award-winning playwright, and features NPR newscaster Carl Kasell as official judge and scorekeeper.
Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! airs on more than 400 NPR member stations, reaching 2.3 million listeners weekly. It has also ranked among the “Most Downloaded” podcasts on iTunes and other directories since its launch in February 2006.
The show is produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio; Doug Berman is Executive Producer.
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