Question of the Day

May 27, 2014

Yesterday's question of the day asked:  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? That would be Dan Rather, who was attacked and punched from behind by a man who repeatedly demanded to know, "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer both parts correctly! Also congrats to Becky Yerak with the Chicago Tribune for being the first to know it was Rather! Honorable mentions also go out to Chris LombardiKen Walker also with the Tampa Bay TimesBlue Gal/FranDan Freedman with Hearst NewspapersCindi Lash with Pittsburgh MagazineCorbin Hiar with SNL EnergyScott HallThomas Feyer with the New York TimesGreg RokiskyClaudine LaforceMichelle Maxwell with the Statesman Journal, freelance journalist Annie ZaleskiHiram ReisnerRon CasalottiRachel RohCarrie Gray, and Stephanie Skordas for all getting that right, as well!

Today's question is: Someone once said he became a journalist because he "did not want to rely on newspapers for information.” Who was it?

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

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