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WLS-Ch.7 blames graphics "mix-up" for confusion between P.F. Chang's and Pyeongchang
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Ubiquitous
2018-02-13 12:30:13 UTC
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Pyeongchang is a mountainous county 110 miles southeast of Seoul in
South Korea, and the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

P.F. Chang’s is an Asian-inspired chain restaurant with 210 U.S.
locations, including ones in Chicago, Lombard, Northbrook, Orland
Park and Schaumburg.

PyeongChang and P.F. Chang’s are not the same thing, and beyond the
fact that they both begin with the letter P and end in “Chang,” they
have little in common.

This distinction, however, appears to have eluded WLS-Ch.7’s news
team, which on Saturday morning accidentally broadcast a report
about the political backdrop to the Winter Olympics, illustrated
with the graphic, “P.F. Chang 2018.”

Jayme Nicholas, a spokesperson for the ABC affiliate in Chicago,
told Inc. that the goof was the result of a mix-up. The graphic was
created for a different “satirical piece” put together on Friday by
sports anchor Mark Giangreco in which viewers were encouraged to
invent their own Olympic sports, but it was mistakenly also used for
the serious news story read on Saturday by weekend anchor Mark
Rivera, Nicholas said.

Nicholas apologized for the gaffe, which is the kind of screw-up
that makes all of us in the news business touch wood and utter the
phrase, “There but for the grace of God go I.”
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Adam H. Kerman
2018-02-13 17:16:05 UTC
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Ubiquitous <***@polaris.net> wrote:

Fuck you, Ubi, for hiding the URL in your headers again:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-pfchangs-chicago-inc-20180212-story.html
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Pyeongchang is a mountainous county 110 miles southeast of Seoul in
South Korea, and the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
P.F. Chang's is an Asian-inspired chain restaurant with 210 U.S.
locations, including ones in Chicago, Lombard, Northbrook, Orland
Park and Schaumburg.
PyeongChang and P.F. Chang's are not the same thing, and beyond the
fact that they both begin with the letter P and end in "Chang," they
have little in common.
This distinction, however, appears to have eluded WLS-Ch.7's news
team, which on Saturday morning accidentally broadcast a report
about the political backdrop to the Winter Olympics, illustrated
with the graphic, "P.F. Chang 2018." . . .
That's pretty damn funny. I understand that the control room guy is now
qualified to staff Hawaii civil defense central operating command.
j***@hotmail.com
2018-02-14 01:20:20 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Pyeongchang is a mountainous county 110 miles southeast of Seoul in
South Korea, and the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
P.F. Chang’s is an Asian-inspired chain restaurant with 210 U.S.
locations, including ones in Chicago, Lombard, Northbrook, Orland
Park and Schaumburg.
PyeongChang and P.F. Chang’s are not the same thing, and beyond the
fact that they both begin with the letter P and end in “Chang,” they
have little in common.
This distinction, however, appears to have eluded WLS-Ch.7’s news
team, which on Saturday morning accidentally broadcast a report
about the political backdrop to the Winter Olympics, illustrated
with the graphic, “P.F. Chang 2018.”
Jayme Nicholas, a spokesperson for the ABC affiliate in Chicago,
told Inc. that the goof was the result of a mix-up. The graphic was
created for a different “satirical piece” put together on Friday by
sports anchor Mark Giangreco in which viewers were encouraged to
invent their own Olympic sports, but it was mistakenly also used for
the serious news story read on Saturday by weekend anchor Mark
Rivera, Nicholas said.
The Saturday morning anchors are over the top Disney charm school puppets. Only the weather reports are worth dvr-ing and then muting the smarmy chit-chat.
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