Frank Leslie By Deane Barker • October 26, 2021 • This one is unsolved. See below for why I looked this up. Turns out there are a lot of Frank Leslies. I’ve researched every one of them, and I can’t find one that matches the reference. The closest I can come is a magazine publisher that perhaps published some consumer advocate stories, but I can’t find any reference to him having been popularly known for that. On October 26, 2021, I contacted Steven Johnson and asked for clarification. I am awaiting a response. I’m leaving this here in the hopes of a future resolution. Why I Looked It Up In Extra Life, Steven Johnson discussed Ralph Nader: Nader’s key contribution lay in inventing a whole new kind of political figure, a Frank Leslie for the television age.