Written by Alaska Magazine
Tom Bodett made his national broadcasting debut in 1984 on NPR's evening news program All Things Considered
. Since then, he has authored seven books, and has been heard on Saturday Night Live
, National Geographic Explorer
and on several Ken Burns documentaries. He lived in Homer, Alaska, for 23 years, and now resides in Dummerston, Vt. Tom has been the brand spokesman for Motel 6 for over 25 years and is now a regular panelist on NPR's satirical weekend news quiz, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me
.—As told to Dave Costello
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