And we mean that literally. Well, kinda. As the This Week host tried to make his way into a downtown St. Paul Walgreen’s yesterday evening, he was thwarted in his path by history itself: none other than The Original Maverick, Teddy Roosevelt.

“George!” Roosevelt said, extending his hand. “Big fan.”

As the former president eagerly handed Stephanopoulos a business card, the journalist smiled politely and accepted it. Talk about networking.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.