publication date: Monday, April 27, 2015 (part of Spring 2015)

category: Journalism

clue: This longtime NBC newsman is the greatest namer of the greatest generation.

explanation: Brokaw's book The Greatest Generation coined the phrase to describe the generation that went through the Great Depression and World War II, and the term has since entered common parlance. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein


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