The anchors on Chicago's WGN-TV are certainly no strangers to embarrassing themselves. So it's a good thing they have some experience, because the broadcast this morning was a delight.
Just after 8:00 a.m., WGN Morning News went into breaking news-mode, reporting a single engine plane crash on King Drive, on Chicago's south side. Anchors Robin Baumgarten and Larry Potash ad-libbed over video of the crash, speculating about potential injuries and the lack of "frenzied activity" around the area. That is, until it all comes crashing to a halt when a producer informs Baumgarten and Potash over IFB that the crash was staged for a TV show.
Visibly upset, Baumgarten and Potash try to laugh it off and sneak in jabs about the competition — "It's for a show that nobody watches on NBC" — but the damage is done. Suck in succeed indeed.