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LSU’s Reilly Center to Host NPR’s Carl Kasell

09/27/2011 02:32 PM

BATON ROUGE – Co-host of NPR’s popular quiz show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Carl Kasell, will speak at an LSU Manship School of Mass Communication event, sponsored by the school’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and WRKF, at the Journalism Building at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.


In addition, Kasell, whose talk is part of the Manship School’s Distinguished Speaker Series, will host a roundtable discussion with students at 4 p.m. in the Curet Room, Hodges Hall.


Because of the great demand for seats, reservations are required for both events.


For 30 years, Kasell anchored newscasts for NPR’s daily newsmagazine “Morning Edition,” a role he held since the program’s inception in 1979 until 2009. A veteran broadcaster, Kasell’s radio career spans more than 50 years. “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” premiered in January 1998, and instantly became one of NPR’s most popular programs.


Kasell joined NPR in 1975 as a part-time newscaster for “Weekend All Things Considered,” and later became a full-time NPR newscaster for “Morning Edition.” Prior to that, he spent 10 years on radio at WAVA in Arlington, Va., first as morning anchor and then as news director.


“Carl Kasell is a hall of fame broadcaster with a lifetime of contributions to journalism and radio,” Bob Mann, co-director of the Reilly Center and a member of WRKF’s Board of Directors, said. “We are honored to have him visit the school.”


For more information about Kasell and the Distinguished Speaker Series, or to make reservations for the events, contact Emily Tiller of the Reilly Center at 225-578-7312, or visit

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