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August 23rd, 2007
05:52 PM ET

Guilty as Charged

Yeah, I stumbled.  It happens.  And though it's not something to brag about, I know it'll happen again.

Every once in awhile, I'll slip up on camera or sneeze or suddenly lose management of the English language.  Last night's ‘First Up' script read, "Mexico's president says the damage in the Yucatan isn't as bad as he'd expected."  And I was all right until about halfway through, at the "isn't as bad" part, when I had a reading malfunction.

Fortunately, this one was pretty subtle; I don't think our news director even noticed.  And if he did, he was probably thinking, "Just keep going, man – my pizza's getting cold."

You've no doubt seen other folks slip up on air or call someone the wrong name - once, my cell phone started ringing (which reminds me:  If any of my friends are reading this, don't call between 8 and 10 p.m.).  Mistakes are all part of the fun, and fortunately for me, so are retakes.

Unless they're kind-of subtle:  In that case, we'll leave ‘em in for you to catch.  But my phone's going on silent.


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August 23rd, 2007
03:20 PM ET

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