NBC Nightly News issues correction for wiping New Hampshire off the map

Tuesday night’s episode of NBC Nightly News ended with something you rarely see in a television newscast: an on air correction.

According to anchor Brian Williams, after viewers and at least one U.S. Senator complained that a graphic from Monday night’s newscast left New Hampshire off a map, the NBC broadcast acknowledged and corrected its error. And it did so with style.

Here’s how Williams ended the broadcast:

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Clear, apologetic, and with a nice mixture of playfulness, humility and random facts. (Tupperware! Paper towels!)

Best of all, Williams and NBC made their correction something worth watching, rather than hurriedly tacking it on as the credits rolled.

Others seemed to agree:

 

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  • OtakuMom2

    And no mention of Adam Sandler being from New Hampshire, as well?

  • rogerogreen

    Ah, yes, Craig, but , despite Brian saying, “Finally…” (which I thought was strange), it was NOT the end of the broadcast. There was a “Making A difference” segment after a commercial break. Still, the apology was FUN!