Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me: A Royal Pain in the News

If you're looking for a fast-paced, irreverent look at the news of the world — and the weird — this is one program you won't want to miss! BBC AMERICA and NPR bring the Peabody Award-winning radio quiz show to television with a 2011 year-in-review special titled, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!: A Royal Pain in the News. Join host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell for an evening of informative fun as they lead a panel of both U.S. and U.K. talent, including comedians Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden and Nick Hancock, through 2011’s biggest events. The special looks back at the year’s top stories from an American and British perspective and includes listener contests as well as the multiple choice quiz "Not My Job" with award-winning writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Sandman, Doctor Who). 


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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.