Wait, Wait … Don't Retire!

Legendary NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell retires from his daily duties in Washington.

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National Public Radio's Carl Kasell visits with his granddaughter, 4-year-old Katiann Kasell, before heading off to deliver his last newscasts at NPR on Dec. 30, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
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Kasell takes a sip from his University of North Carolina mug while preparing for one of his last newscasts during the Morning Edition program.
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The veteran newsman organizes stories before delivering one of his last newscasts.
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Kasell gets a quick good luck kiss from fellow newscaster Jean Cochran before heading off to deliver his last newscasts at NPR.
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Kasell, doing what he does best.
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A newscaster with NPR for 30 years, Kasell will take up the duty of roving ambassador for the network.
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He also will continue his work on the game show "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!"
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Kasell lifts a glass to toast his co-workers after delivering his last newscast.
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Buttons stating "Carl Kasell is my press secretary" were handed out to co-workers after his last newscast.
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Kasell embraces Cochran during the celebration.
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Smiles all around.
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Kasell signs off from his broadcasting duties.
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