I love watching footage or clips of live news anchor bloopers and the video you’re about to watch definitely falls into that category.
WGN-TV Morning News anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten “winged” their way through the footage of a faux crash near 29th Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago, around 8am this past Friday. The describe what they’re able to see from the footage they’re seeing on the screen until they get word through their ear piece that what they’re seeing is actually for a television show.
Once they were told what was actually going on, a baffled and annoyed Baumgarten then keeps repeating, “Are you kidding me!?” She adds, “They might want to tell the news folks when they’re doing this and shutting down King Drive.” Watch the clip of all of this below.
Yesterday, at an the Reno Nevada National Championship Air Races, a plane crashed into the VIP box area killing three and critically injuring many others. The stunt pilot was a well respected man named Jimmy Leeward who was 74 years old and flying a Vintage WW II Air Fighter called a P51 Mustang. In the show’s 44 year run, there have been 19 deaths but nothing has ever happened like this. When you see the footage, you see how it all happened so fast and fans would have had no time to react. Here’s what CNN had to say:
“Mass casualties” were reported at an air show after a plane slammed into the box seat area in front of a grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno on Friday, a spokesman for the show told CNN. At least two people died and 54 people were transported from the scene with injuries, according to officials.”
Watch some of the footage below as well as the an interview with the pilot from earlier this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims: