East St. Louis native and Olympic great Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the featured guest on National Public Radio's broadcast of "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" today and Sunday.
The new quiz show featuring Joyner-Kersee was taped Thursday evening at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis. Portions of the taping will air at 11 a.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday on KWMU-FM 90.7, the St. Louis NPR affiliate.
During the taping, Joyner-Kersee described her childhood growing up in East St. Louis and her unparalleled career as an Olympic heptathlete. She won six Olympic medals at four Summer Games -- three gold medals, a silver and two bronze -- starting in 1984.
"Your brother, Al, is an Olympic Gold Medalist, too," host Peter Sagal said to Joyner-Kersee at one point during the show. "Did you ever race him?"
"I did," Joyner-Kersee said.
"Did you win?" Sagal asked.
"I did," Joyner-Kersee said, to loud laughter and applause from the audience.
The show, one of the most popular on NPR, is heard by more than 4 million listeners nationally, Sagal told the St. Louis audience Thursday night. He was joined on stage by broadcaster Bill Kurtis and panelists Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor, and Brian Babylon.
If you miss the show's broadcast, it is available for podcast at this link.