publication date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)
clue: What are the highest ratings a South-African virgin art-history expert can get on PBS? (None.)
explanation: Beckett was a nun who hosted an art-history program on PBS called Sister Wendy. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, and Samuel Franklin
trivia: The clue was inspired by an old joke when Scott Hardie asked "What's the highest rank a woman can hold in the Catholic Church?" and Matt Preston answered "None."