Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! - SOLD OUT

An Evening with Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! : A Fundraiser for ALTAFF
Thursday, July 9, 2009
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St., Chicago

paula poundstone ALTAFF, in partnership with ALA Conference Services, presents an evening with Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio’s weekly hour-long quiz program. ALTAFF has purchased all 500 seats in Chicago’s Chase Auditorium and will pack the house with librarians and library supporters for this ALTAFF fundraiser.

Host Peter Sagal, official scorekeeper Carl Kasell, and a panel of the nation’s foremost pundits, including ALTAFF spokesperson Paula Poundstone, will play this witty and quirky weekly quiz show broadcast in 50 states on 440 public radio stations with a weekly listenership of 2.5 million. The podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Today’s Top Podcasts list.

Each show features eight quizzes based on events from the week's news. Four of the games include listeners who call in to win the most coveted prize in public radio – veteran NPR newsman Carl Kasell recording the greeting on their home answering machine. The “Not My Job” segment, where celebrity guests are pushed to talk about something they know nothing about, is played on behalf of an audience member who can also win Carl Kasell’s voice on his or her home answering machine.

Tickets may be purchased through ALA Conference Services. The $30 tickets include $22 for the show, plus an $8 donation to ALTAFF. The $40 VIP tickets include $22 for the show, plus an $18 donation to ALTAFF. Those who have previously registered for the conference may add tickets by calling Experient at 800-974-3084. New conference registrants may purchase tickets online or by phone during the registration process. Tickets are also available for purchase without conference registration by calling Experient at 800-974-3084. For more information about Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, visit http://www.npr.org/programs/waitwait. Tickets for this event are sold out.

Paula Poundstone will also be part of ALTAFF's program "The Laugh's on Us" on Sunday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Read more...