Saturday, February 11, 2006

How Do You Say That in Italian?

Yesterday we talked about how live reports are time bombs waiting to explode. Well, Friday at 5:08 I was listening to NPR's Sylvia Poggioli doing a live from the Olympic opening ceremonies in Torino. After a moment of confusion on the Italy end of things, Ms. Poggioli said the words, "Oh, shit." Without comment, they moved on to the next segment.

For those of you old enough to remember, this is what's know around here as a Dick Wood Moment. Years ago, those same words ended up on WTEN after someone cued up an outtake of a news brief the former anchor had recorded. Years later we're still laughing about it.