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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:05 PM

NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

Source: NPR

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news.

But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/17/528656453/npr-newscaster-carl-kasell-dies-at-84-after-a-lifelong-career-on-air?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180417

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Reply NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air (Original post)
EarthFirst Apr 2018 OP
Tiggeroshii Apr 2018 #1
FreepFryer Apr 2018 #2
sandensea Apr 2018 #3
erronis Apr 2018 #4
Tiggeroshii Apr 2018 #5
Leith Apr 2018 #18
Sanity Claws Apr 2018 #6
hlthe2b Apr 2018 #7
genxlib Apr 2018 #8
Brother Buzz Apr 2018 #9
Plucketeer Apr 2018 #10
cyberswede Apr 2018 #11
Cattledog Apr 2018 #12
longship Apr 2018 #16
trof Apr 2018 #13
Ptah Apr 2018 #14
dalton99a Apr 2018 #24
GoneOffShore Apr 2018 #15
mcar Apr 2018 #17
Coventina Apr 2018 #19
forgotmylogin Apr 2018 #20
lunasun Apr 2018 #21
progressoid Apr 2018 #22
dalton99a Apr 2018 #23

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:06 PM

1. WHAT

 

No

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:06 PM

2. Rest in peace Carl - and given his lively sense of humor...

...that's an article headline that would have been MUCH MUCH different had there been a comma after 'Career'.

Thanks Carl for the hilarious memories!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:09 PM

3. Carl Kasell -the true Voice of America

Thank you for making weekday mornings that much more enjoyable, my good sir. Godspeed.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:10 PM

4. Life will get us all eventually. Carl was a memorable broadcaster and will be missed.

I can think of many others that were my steadying rocks of sanity while the political and other winds swept across my life. Thank you, Carl. And thank you for helping make Wait, Wait a great program.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:12 PM

5. I'm just sad I never had his voice on my home answering machine

 

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:02 PM

18. Me, Too!

May he rest in peace.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:12 PM

6. I had no idea that he had Alzheimer's

May he rest in peace.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:15 PM

7. A long time favorite of mine. I so miss his wonderful voice...

RIP, sir.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:17 PM

8. Sadness

He was such a great personality on Wait Wait. It was nice to get to know the person behind the respected journalist.

He was such a fixture in our life during those weekend mornings on Wait Wait. I will never forget the time my toddler daughter complained "do we have to listen to Carl Kastle today?" He was so identified with that show that even to a toddler, it was his show.

RIP

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:19 PM

9. Can't be, he's still talking on my sister's answering machine

My Sis was very proud of winning that recording, along with some other cool swag from 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me".

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:31 PM

10. It used to be death and taxes that were inevitable

 

The current administration negated the part about taxes. But death - no escaping that. We're born to die is what it comes down to. After seven decades plus, I find myself looking out for that flowing black veil and bony hand.

RIP Carl. See ya soon!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:46 PM

11. Oh man...he was a favorite

on Wait Wait Don't Tell me.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:55 PM

12. Carl unleashes his powers at NPR

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:06 PM

16. Oh! That's perfect.

Honoring his ninja powers in honor of a life well lived.



G'bye Carl.


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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 05:29 PM

13. "...you'll win Karl Kasell's voce on your answering machine."

Awww...sad.
Liked him on Wait, Wait...

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:03 PM

14. Carl Kasell Voicemail

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Response to Ptah (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:40 AM

24. +1

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:05 PM

15. Loved his voice and his commentary

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:41 PM

17. A titan of American journalism

I loved him on Wait, Wait, too.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:47 PM

19. I got to shake his hand once.

I told him, 'I never believe in anything until I hear you tell it."

He said that was very sweet.

Safe passage, you wonderful man!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:06 PM

20. I came to recognize him on the NPR game show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me"

The prize for winning was Carl would record a voicemail for you!


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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 12:14 AM

21. You made me smile RIP

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:38 AM

22. We need more like him.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:39 AM

23. R.I.P.

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