TV anchors can't tell real news from special effects11/30/2012
When breaking news happens, good reporters know you have to spring into action and begin gathering the facts ASAP. The operative word there is "facts." The team at Chicago's WGN missed that bit when they interrupted a newscast with a report that a small, single-engine plane had crashed in the middle of a street on the city's South Side. A helicopter was dispatched and dramatic shots from the scene came flooding in. One problem: This was all part of some filming for the show "Chicago Fire." The anchors later corrected their report but were good sports about having been fooled. And as anchor Larry Potash said, "[The scene is] for a show that nobody watches on NBC." Harsh.
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