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April 30, 2013

KEDM Public Radio at ULM hosts live screening of NPR's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!" May 2; advance tickets available

KEDM Public Radio, housed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will present a live cinecast of NPR's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!" at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at Cinemark Tinseltown 17, located at 220 Blanchard Street.

"KEDM Public Radio 90.3 FM is pleased to host this event," said Jay Curtis, interim general manager at KEDM. "KEDM is a proud broadcaster of 'Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!' every Saturday at 10 a.m."

KEDM will also host a meet and greet at Tinseltown beginning at 6 p.m., with a chance to meet station staff and personalities.

The news-quiz show announced that comedian Steve Martin and musical guest Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will join host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell in the show's big screen debut.

In this live special of the weekly radio show, Sagal and Kasell test the current events knowledge of "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!" panelists and listener contestants.

Comedian Steve Martin will play "Not My Job," the show's segment where celebrities are asked questions completely outside their purview.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings kick up the fun atmosphere with live music between segments.

The event, broadcast to select movie theaters across the country, also features panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Tom Bodett in a larger-than-life version of its comic review of the week's news.

For information and advance tickets, go to, or visit

Tickets may also be purchased at the Tinseltown box office.

The event is presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago and BY Experience, the event will be broadcast through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

KEDM Public Radio is operated by the University of Louisiana at Monroe and relies on funding from listeners, local businesses, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to pay for its annual operating expenses.

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