What's the Kennection? #333

1. The 1988 campaign ad "Weekend Passes" focused on Governor Michael Dukakis's furlough of what convicted murderer?

'Operation' and 'Candy Land' were both released by what board game company, named for the inventor of 'The Game of Life'?

What Alabama-born comedian played the titular single mom on TV's 'Grace Under Fire'?

What Boston businessman founded the first modern restaurant franchise, known for its distinctive orange roof?

Which 'Good Morning America' host reported on her own bone marrow cancer treatment in 2012?

What's the "Kennection"?