For NPR's Carl Kassell, retirement will wait wait no longer - chicagotribune.com: We knew Carl Kasell's last taping of "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me" was going to be a big deal, which is so not Carl. After 16 years as official judge and scorekeeper of the NPR quiz show, and 60 years in radio, he wanted his last show to be just like any other.
As if. Sprinkled throughout the hour were tributes from Stephen Colbert, Tom Hanks, Katie Couric and President Barack Obama, which caused the 80-year-old veteran newsman and the 1,800 people packed into the Warner Theatre on Thursday to get all verklempt. (You can hear the broadcast this weekend on public radio; check your local station for times and re-broadcasts.)