Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal has had a varied career including stints as a stage director, an actor, an extra in the Michael Jackson video for “Remember the Time,” a contestant on “Jeopardy!”, a travel writer, an essayist, a ghost writer and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. He is also the author of “The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them)” as well as numerous plays that have been performed around the country and abroad. One of Sagal’s screenplays, “Cuba Mine,” was actually the basis for the film, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.”

Each week, Sagal quizzes panelists and listeners to determine just how closely they paid attention to the week’s news in NPR’s wildly popular weekly radio quiz program, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” And this holiday season, BBC America and NPR bring the Peabody Award-winning radio show to television with a 2011 year-in-review special titled, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!: A Royal Pain in the News.” In the special, Peter joins official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell along with a panel of both US and UK talent to look back at the year’s top stories.

Tune-in and share in the fun on Friday, December 23 at 8/7c.