Question of the Day

May 15, 2014

Yesterday's question of the day asked: The notoriety of the War of the Worlds fracas had the unintended but welcome effect of attracting sponsorship of Mercury Theatre from what brand? And what was it later renamed as a result? That would be the Campbell Soup Company, which led to the theatre being renamed The Campbell Playhouse.

Congratulations to Edward Borasky for beating everyone to that correct answer! Honorable mentions also go out to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay TimesHiram ReisnerKen Walker also of the Tampa Bay TimesEdward TennerBrock ThatcherPaul DelColle, freelance journalist Amy Zipkin, and Claudine Laforce for also getting that right!

Here's today's question: What is the sardonic term for news stories that deliver "sensationalized, personalized, and homogenized inconsequential trivia," first coined by Carl Jensen in a 1983 edition of Penthouse?

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