Which television journalist is a descendant of a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

Trivia Question: Which television journalist is a descendant of a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

Ted Koppel
Sam Donaldson
Roger Mudd
David Brinkley

Answer: Dr. Samuel Mudd was a physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. After fatally shooting Lincoln, Booth escaped to Mudd’s home for surgery on his fractured leg. Dr. Mudd was found guilty of aiding and conspiring in the murder of Lincoln, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was later pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released from prison. Samuel Mudd is the origin of the phrase “Your name is mud.” Roger Mudd, the Emmy Award-winning television journalist is a descendant of the doctor. Roger Mudd died last month at the age of 93.

The answer is: Roger Mudd


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