Chicago TV Station Suffers Two Big Bloopers In Three Days

TVSpy/mediabistro, Monday, December 3, 2012 1:27 PM
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Oops! Not a good few days for CW affiliate WGN, which made two flubs in its news reporting on Sunday night and Friday. The Sunday goof: Anchor Robert Jordan misspoke, calling Christkindlmarket, Chicago's German holiday market, "Kristallnacht" -- the name of the "1938 Nazi riot that destroyed thousands of Jewish businesses and synagogues," writes David Griner in Adweek.

And on WGN's Friday morning newscast, two anchors reported that a small plane had just crashed on a Chicago street. Only problem: the crash was a fictional one, being filmed as part of a TV show.

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