In my 20+ years in radio, some of the best stuff comes from mistakes...Probably 18 years ago, Grace, who was part of the orginal Doc & Johnny crew I worked with, was doing a live read for make up. She was going through the 60 seconds talking about what she liked about it... she listed a few shades that she used... and with about 15 seconds left in the commercial... she says "I gotta tell ya... I really love this shit...." That was back before we had a delay... so it was out there... floating... It was also before streaming was a big thing so if you didn't catch it live, you wouldn't be able to hear it. I still crack up to this day when I think about it, and I can hear her saying it in my head. These days we aren't that lucky... everything is recorded and reposted!
It's always been that way for TV News... They can't mess up without seeing it again... and again... and again... I found this video, and some of them crack me up every single time... From "The man died... we reached out for comment but he was unavailable..." to "Wouldn't you like to know Weather Boy..." These are 10 years of great TV News Mess Ups!