Sam Litzinger's Home Page

A Cabinet of Curiosities

Note to listeners: Sorry to report "The Animal House" on WAMU 88.5 ended its five-year run November 29, 2014. Many thanks to those of you who listened and those of you who called in to the show.
NOW a little good news: Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society and I are working on a new animal podcast to be offered on CBS Radio News starting in 2015. Details to come. Hope you can tune in!

Sam Litzinger has been a broadcaster for 42 years (and counting). He's currently working at CBS News as an anchor and reporter. He hosts and produces "Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways", which  is available online. He's worked on a series of radio shows on the history of journalism.

(click here to go to the "Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways" home page)

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Sam sometimes fills in for Charles Osgood on "The Osgood File" (click here to visit "The Osgood File").

Sam also anchored and produced the weekly hour-long program "Politics: From the Nation's Capital", heard on Sirius-XM.  Sam also hosted and produced "From the Nation's Capital", a show featuring some of the most interesting places and people in Washington, DC (click here to listen to some "Best of" podcasts; click here to listen to an online stream).

Sam has also taught philosophy, worked as a grocery clerk, as a food server in a college cafeteria and as a caretaker at a small cemetery. His wife, his Afghan rescue cat Nimruz and his Egyptian rescue cat Khufu are all smarter and more interesting than he is. Sam wishes someone would pay him to read books.

Nimruz and Sam

Our new feline friend, Khufu

Frank Buckles at age 16 in 1917
(Click here to see The Library of Congress Veterans History Project profile)

AUDIO: One of Sam's favorite interviews: a chat with Frank Buckles,
the last known surviving American veteran of World War I