Question of the Day

Nov 18, 2013

Yesterday's Question of the Day asked … Who was the soon-to-be household name that Edward Murrow personally hired to help CBS with continental European coverage leading up to and during World War II? The answer we were looking for was William L. Shirer, who covered the rise of Nazi Germany for CBS from 1937 until the end of 1940, but it turns out that there are several good answers that actually meet this requirement, so we'll give credit where credit's due!

Congratulations to reigning Muck Rack trivia champion Craig Pittman at the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to tweet in one such acceptable answer (and he went with Shirer)! Felicitations also to Pittsburgh Magazine's Cindi Lash, freelance journalist Amy Zipkin, and Media Research International's Robert Fortner, who also all tweeted in with this correct answer! We also want to congratulate Leonard GreycloudJeanne Kirk, and famed syndicated columnist Margo Howard of "Dear Prudence/Dear Margo" renown, who all answered Eric Sevareid, the journalist hired to cover the fall of France and the Blitz of London. Honorable mentions go to Globe and Mail's Bertrand MarotteAnne Potts, The New York Times' letter editor Thomas FeyerRachel RohJason Chupick, and @.l.interpretations for tweeting the answer Walter Cronkite--he was technically recruited by Murrow after the war, but he is certainly one of the household names who also was indeed one of Murrow's Boys.

Your question of the day for today is … What event did Shirer report to the world, "scooping" everyone by a full two hours?

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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