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Wed October 9, 2013
Dressing Like Carl Kasell: Official Judge & Scorekeeper, Unofficial Team Manager
Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 3:41 pm
In August, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! traveled from Chicago to western Massachusetts to perform LIVE in... a shed. Now, this particular shed was named in a playful nod to one audacious architect's poorly-timed slight more than 50 years ago, making it perhaps a perfect venue for the news quiz show to put on a night of outrageous trivia and timely jabs at the news.
But, the shed wasn't the evening's main attention-grabber. Second to the show's fabulous talent, the Tanglewood audience witnessed the debut of the new Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! logo (its first in more than a decade) and got a sneak peek at some of the brand new show swag to match: bottle-opening key chains, water bottles, sweat shirts, and, count 'em, two styles of totes, t-shirts and mugs. The works.
A couple weeks after the show, we spotted Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'s official judge Carl Kasell walking around NPR HQ dressed like an MLB team manager - decked out head-to-toe in all the new gear. We were blown away by what some may call his over-accessorizing, but Carl, true to his ever-unflappable-newsman form, remained unapologetic in his fashion choices.
Carl is seen here wearing the WWDTM Cap, WWDTM Heather T-Shirt and WWDTM Hoodie, while holding the WWDTM Black Latte Mug, WWDTM Keychain and WWDTM Tote. All these products are now available in the NPR Shop.