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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Famed NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dies at 84

Carl Kasell, the longtime NPR newscaster who breathed new life into his career as the judge on the public radio station's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!," has died, NPR reports. He was 84.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainmen ... -1.3939414


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:46 pm 
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I didnt realize he was that old....I also didn't know he had Alzheimer's.

Sorry to hear this.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm 
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He was the greatest. Always fun on Wait Wait! He will be missed.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:12 pm 
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Wait Wait host Peter Sagal remembers Carl...

Carl was born and raised in North Carolina and could turn on that Southern charm at will, with time for everyone, and never a sharp word to anyone, ever, not once in the 16 years I knew him. He was kind down to his bones.

He was a devoted and loving husband to his first wife, who died right before I met him. A few years later he met Mary Ann Foster, who loved adventure and travel just as much as he did — which he knew because they met in front of the monkey cage at the London Zoo. For a wedding present to themselves, Mary Ann bought them matching kayaks, which they used going up and down rivers in Virginia when they weren't traveling the world. And wherever he went, Carl told me with some delight, people would recognize him. And upon request, he'd say their name.

But of all the reasons I loved him, the most important was how much Carl enjoyed himself. He was a born broadcaster, who loved his audience just as much as they loved him.

Carl never shied away from a joke, when there was one to be made.

He presided over his last episode of Wait Wait in 2014. I told the crowd at the Warner Theatre that night that we wanted to send Carl out by simply doing a good radio show.

To which Carl replied, "Why start now, Peter?"


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm 
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One of last of real newscasters. He had voice made for radio, he will be missed

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