Question of the Day

Yesterday's question of the day asked: This media mogul was born into poverty, but earned her first job doing news part-time after she won the Miss Black Tennessee pageant and caught a local station's attention. Who is she? That would be Oprah Winfrey, of course!

And there seems to be an MRD #QOTD competition going on over at the Tampa Bay Times, because both Ken Walker and Craig Pittman there seemed to tweet that answer in at exactly the same time: 12:15 p.m.! Therefore we will call it a tie! Congrats, gentlemen! Meanwhile, honorable mentions go out to Peter RughHiram ReisnerCarol Reynolds (who pointed out that "Oprah and 42 are the answer to everything"), Alva LewisMike MikaelianElizabeth CarrollEdward TennerLaura AlixMelissa CaskeyDan FreedmanShantee' WoodardsCindi LashDagmar EbaughKaren HansenAmy ZipkinAnita FerrerIrene DeBlasioAnnie M. DanceCarrie Gray, and Jennifer Mascia for all getting that right, as well!

And for today's question: This influential press baron was known for ruling the British media with an iron fist during both World Wars. After serving as the UK’s Minister of Information during World War II, he made the Daily Express the largest selling paper in the world and then served as a Minister and a confidante of Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II. Who was he, and what was his formal title?

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