List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2008)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2008. Data is taken from the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Archives. Job titles reflect the position of individuals at the time of the appearance.


Date Guest
January 5 Linda Ronstadt, singer
January 12 Paul Begala, Democratic political consultant and commentator
January 19 Brad Bird, Animator, Writer and Director
January 26 Melissa Etheridge, Singer


Date Guest
February 2 Joey Harrington, Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
February 9 Janet Napolitano, Arizona Governor
February 16 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, Ultimate Fighting Championship star
February 23 Drew Carey, actor and comedian


Date Guest
March 1 Jimmy Carter, lead Singer of The Blind Boys of Alabama
March 8 Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education
March 15 Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania
March 22 Maureen Dowd, columnist for the New York Times
March 29 Fannie Flagg, Author and actress


Date Guest
April 5 Neil Patrick Harris, Actor
April 12 Kim Cattrall, Actress
April 19 Jane Curtin, Actress
April 26 Moby, Musician and songwriter


Date Guest
May 3 Stephen King, Author
May 10 Adam Savage, co-host of MythBusters
May 17 Jesse Ventura, Former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler
May 24 William Safire, Author and former New York Times columnist
May 31 "Clip show," featuring Stephen Breyer[1], Elizabeth Edwards, Barack Obama, and Al Michaels


Date Guest
June 7 Jim Webb, US Senator from Virginia
June 14 Scott McClellan, Former White House Press Secretary
June 21 Dick Durbin, US Senator from Illinois
June 28 Jonathan Poneman, Sub Pop Records Founder


Date Guest
July 5 "Clip show," featuring Craig Ferguson, Dave Barry, Gwen Ifill, Calvin Trillin, and Kevin Clash
July 12 Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Correspondent
July 19 John Waters, Cult film director
July 26 Peter Bogdanovich, Film director and actor


Date Guest
August 2 Jeanne Moos, CNN correspondent
August 9 Debra Winger, Actress
August 16 Lewis Black, Comedian
August 23 Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney
August 30 Nastia Liukin, Olympic Gold Medal gymnast


Date Guest
September 6 Bill "Moose" Skowron, Retired baseball player
September 13 Stefan Fatsis, Sportswriter
September 20 Leonard Nimoy, Actor
September 27 George McGovern, former U.S. Senator


Date Guest
October 4 "Dr. Phil" McGraw, TV host
October 11 Garrison Keillor, Writer and host of A Prairie Home Companion
October 18 "Clip show," featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen King, William Safire, Fannie Flagg, and Scott McClellan
October 25 Christopher Buckley, Author and columnist


Date Guest
November 1 John Hodgman, Author and humorist
November 8 Barney Frank, US Congressman
November 15 Tom Brokaw, Journalist and news anchor
November 22 Tiki Barber, Former football player
November 29 "Clip show," featuring Chris Paul, Valerie Plame Wilson, Michael Moore, and Robert Lutz


Date Guest
December 6 Denis Leary, Actor and comedian
December 13 Michael Hayden, Director of the CIA
December 20 Mavis Staples, Singer
December 27 "Clip show," featuring Dana Perino, Chris Dodd, Tom Tancredo, Tommy Thompson,
Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, and Barack Obama