Yesterday's Question of the Day asked … This Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American TV journalist is indirectly related to a doctor implicated in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Who is he, and who was his distant relative? The journalist would be Roger Mudd (most recently with the History Channel) and his indirect ancestor is physician Dr. Samuel Mudd. Though initially convicted of aiding John Wilkes Booth in the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln, Dr. Samuel Mudd was later pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released from prison.
Congratulations to the returning champ Craig Pittman at the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer that correctly, and to share this relevant link with us! Snaps also go out to to NYT's Thomas Feyer, syndicated columnist Margo Howard, Cindi Lash at Pittsburgh Magazine, MarketWatch's Jennifer Waters, Jeffrey Dvorkin, Hollywood Highlands, Jeanne Kirk, M. Edward Borasky, Hal Davis, Leonard Greycloud, Hugh Cutler, Bill Chuck at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Globe, Ron Casalotti at KPMG, and Alan Blaustein for getting it right, as well!
Today's question: After which journalist was Bill Simmons' website on sports and pop culture "Grantland" named? Bonus points if you can fit in a famous quote, too!
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