Question of the Day

May 26, 2014

Friday's question of the day asked:  In the 1987 film Broadcast News, one of the stars was not paid for his/her performance in the film. Who was it, and what was the reasoning given? That would be Jack Nicholson, who "didn’t want his name to cause any distraction among audiences from the performances of leading players William Hurt and Holly Hunter."

Congratulations to Tampa Bay TimesKen Walker for being the first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Mike MikaelianEugene HuntEdward TennerHollywood HighlandsJack Schofield, and eschuman for also answering that right!

Today's question is: Which former network anchor's strange and unfortunate experience on the streets of New York City inspired the R.E.M. song, "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" Also, what was it that happened to him?

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

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