In many ways, today's selection from the NPR pop culture quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! is oddly timely. The guest contestant on the "Not My Job" segment is a former CIA analyst -- and to make it all the more appropriate and timely, his name is...John Nixon, who was an expert on Saddam Hussein and was sent with Special Forces to find the Iraqi leader and then interrogate him. For such an intense career, he's a funny, personable guy who ends up doing some political impressions.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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