Friday, March 20, 2009

Retro Friday: Blooper Edition

I can't imagine this happening today: In 1978, NBC aired the three-part miniseries "Loose Change." But on day two, they accidentally played part 3. After 17 minutes, the network finally realized its mistake... and a live announcer had to give this awkward apology.

She's now California's First Lady, but back in the mid-1980s she was a young up-and-coming TV newscaster. Here, Maria Shriver hosts the "CBS Morning News" with Bob Schieffer -- who accidentally dumps his coffee on live TV.

They're getting punchy on the set of KABC-TV Eyewitness News in this old clip. Christine Lund acts a little goofy as Johnny Mountain delivers the weather; then Lund and Jerry Dunphy try to explain why an Elmer Dills story won't be running.

"AM Los Angeles" hosts Chuck Henry and Ann Martin toss it to Christine Lund for the news... but Christine isn't exactly ready.

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