Ep. 44: Bill Kurtis & Sarah Spain
It’s the first episode of Go Fact Yourself from Chicago!
Two-time Peabody Award winner Bill Kurtis is a news anchor with one of the most famous voices in television and radio. You may have heard him as the scorekeeper for the program "Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!", but he’s also known for his narration in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He’ll explain how that role changed his life forever and share other stories from his extensive career.
Bill will compete with his fellow broadcaster and fellow Peabody Award winner Sarah Spain, host and contributor for ESPN. She’s often seen on the sports debate show "Around the Horn." She’ll tell us how she crafts an effective argument on the show and how she’s battling the negativity that comes with being a woman in the sports industry. Also, doggies!
The guests will answer questions about war veterans, improv comedy characters and the windy city.
What’s the Difference: Cubs & White Sox
What’s the difference between a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout?
What’s the difference between stitching and darning?
Areas of Expertise
Bill Kurtis: Frank Sinatra’s big band music, World War II in Okinawa and the prairie
Sarah Spain: Rescue dogs, 90’s "Saturday Night Live" characters and grammar.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Julia Sweeney, actor and comedian who’s appeared in four seasons of "Saturday Night Live."
John Ullinskey, WWII veteran who served aboard the USS Arikara and participated in the D-Day Invasion and the Battle of Okinawa
Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at Sleeping Village in Chicago.