Question of the Day

Yesterday's question of the day asked: This famous Hollywood actor was studying broadcast journalism at Northern Kentucky University until he dropped out in 1981, allegedly because he was tired of constant comparisons to his father, already a well-known local TV newsman. Who's the actor? That would be none other than George Clooney! Many of you, impressively enough, knew that off-hand!

Congratulations to Matt Nagel for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Lindsey MastisDagmar EbaughJeanne KirkVirginia AlimentiAlva LewisPaul DelColle, freelance journalist Amy ZipkinMike MikaelianAmiee White BeazleyeschumanKathleen Reilly LeeJeffrey DvorkinPaul BoydSandi MulconryHollywood HighlandsGeorge McGrathHal Davis, and Jennifer Mascia for all also getting it right!

As for today's question, here it is: There was another journalism drop-out of Northern Kentucky University who met a much more tragic end. He penned a three-part investigative series that alleged drug profits from Nicaraguan drug traffickers in Los Angeles during the 1980s were used to fund the CIA-supported Nicaraguan Contras. After years of criticism for this series, he was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head, and a coroner pronounced it suicide. Who was he, and what was his series called?

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