The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0505 Friday, 18 March 2005
Date: Thursday, 17 Mar 2005 18:38:06 -0500
Subject: Re Shakespeare's Lion in Winter?
This afternoon, on my drive home from Philadelphia, I was listening to
an NPR broadcast during their "letters" section where they respond to
listener mail. One listener pointed out correctly that an announcer had
been mistaken last week when he said that Glenn Close had won an award
of some sort last year for her performance in Shakespeare's Lion in Winter.
Needless to say, they apologized briefly on air for the mistake. But,
the more I thought about it, the more it concerned me that someone at
NPR missed this. HOW could ANYONE miss that? Especially, an editor with
NPR. Am I naive? I really thought NPR was one of the remaining bastions
of solid journalism and good reporting.
Internally, within the rank and file at NPR, I think there should be
some concern at this mistake.
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