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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week’s news and newsmakers, listen no further than NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week’s events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 3, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many Fill In The Blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 3, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT, that's 1-888-924-8924.

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BILL KURTIS: Support for NPR comes from this station, and from TIAA, for investing, advice, banking and retirement. Working to help customers achieve financial well-being so they can give back to the world. TIAA calls this the new success story, tiaa.org.

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BILL KURTIS: Earlier in the year, we spoke to another Oscar nominee, Lee Daniels, who made the movie "Precious" but since then had gotten into TV with his shows "Empire" and "Star." But his entertainment career, as it turns out, goes way back.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Finally today, yet one more Oscar nominee. It's Lee Unkrich of Pixar.

BILL KURTIS: He joined us last fall to talk about his latest movie, "Coco."

Prediction

Feb 17, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists what will be the new sport unveiled at the next Winter Olympics.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 17, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time for our final game - Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Feb 17, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Feb 10, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that we've launched a sports car into space, what's the next thing we'll blast into space?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 10, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time now for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

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