publication date: Monday, March 21, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: This newly-retired anchor had the courage to behave rather clownishly through his career.
explanation: Rather was a television news anchor who was often criticized for his clownish choices, such as ending each newscast with the word "Courage" for a week in the 1980s. He stepped down from his anchor position shortly before this goo was published. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., Dave Stoppenhagen, Jeff Ball, Marc Kelley, Scott Smart, and Dan Sinnott