More than just Don’s namesake, Draper Daniels was a legend in the world of advertising during the ’60s, though he was based in Chicago with the firm Leo Burnett and not in New York with the rest of the Madison Avenue elite. Apparently he was much more devoted to his wife, Myrna, than Don is, too — he never cheated and even quit drinking when she asked (although the story of their marriage is more than a little disturbing in other ways)
Anti-Bullying Stand of the Day: In a courageous move for the newspaper industry, Iowa’s Sioux City Journaldevoted the entirety of its Sunday front page to an editorial about a local gay teen who recently committed suicide. Kenneth Weishuhn, just 14, was “a kind-hearted, fun-loving teenage boy,” the editorial reads.
“This is not a failure of one group of kids, one school, one town, one county or one geographic area. Rather, it exposes a fundamental flaw in our society, one that has deep-seated roots. Until now, it has been too difficult, inconvenient — maybe even painful — to address. But we can’t keep looking away.”