NPR Show Receives Threats After Kim Appearance
Listeners are threatening to pull their funding of the public access radio show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! after it featured socialite Kim Kardashian. The Chicago-based program, hosted by writer Peter Sagal, is a current events quiz show that usually features erudite personalities from the music and film world. Fans of the show say Kardashian, out promoting her book of picture selfies and best known for a sex tape, doesn’t fit into the cultured tone of the network. Some media commentators think fans are overreacting but the controversy might force NPR to think twice about using tabloid personalities.