About a minute into the video, Couric goes over some lines about Palin’s children Trig and Track. You can then hear the CBS Evening News anchor ask a producer, “Where the hell do they get these names…?” before her microphone is muted.
Not surprisingly, the Couric video has gone viral, getting close to a million hits so far. But it’s just one of many “caught on-camera” moments that have embarrassed TV news reporters and anchors in recent years.
The lesson to be learned: In the age of YouTube (and vastly improved camera technology), they should all probably just always assume they’re on-air.
Larry King: How can you have a civil conversation with (Roman Polanski) who so brutally murdered your sister?
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