Sam Litzinger's Home Page

A Cabinet of Curiosities

UPDATE as of August 26, 2014

We're still trying to find a home in the Washington, DC area for this little guy. We hope to bring him back to the States in early October.
If you can help, please drop me an email:
or send me a tweet:
The kitten and I thank you!

Sam Litzinger has been a broadcaster for 40 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)

(click here to vist 

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

Sam hosts a show on WAMU 88.5 called "The Animal House", which can be heard on-air and online. It's now airing on more than 30 public radio stations.
The show's resident vet is Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society. He does great work.

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. Both his wife and his Afghan rescue cat Nimruz are smarter and more interesting than he is. Sam wishes someone would pay him to read books.

Nimruz and Sam

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