CNN broadcasts anchor's bit of toilet talk

emw

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Anybody see/hear this? They were talking about it on the Steve Dahl show yesterday and played the clip - pretty funny stuff. :D

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NEW YORK - Kyra Phillips, anchor of CNN’s “Live From...,” unwittingly upstaged President Bush’s speech in New Orleans with on-the-air analysis of her husband and the marriage of her brother — all live from a CNN ladies room.

Unaware that her wireless microphone was “live” during her break, Phillips could be heard overriding Bush’s prepared address Tuesday as he was seen marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Atlanta-based Phillips, in conversation with an unidentified woman in an echoey room, dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself “very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving — you know, no ego — you know what I’m saying? Just a really passionate, compassionate, great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find. Yup. But they are out there.”

A few moments later, she observed that “brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I’ve got to be protective of him.”

Why? “His wife is just a control freak.”

At that point, another voice cut in: “Kyra.”

“Yeah, baby?” replied Phillips on hearing her name.

“Your mike is on. Turn it off. It’s been on the air.”

CNN anchor Daryn Kagan, looking flustered, then broke into the telecast with a recap of what Bush had been saying.

Phillips later apologized to viewers “for an issue we had with our mikes” and “for a little bit of an interruption there during the president.”

CNN issued its own official statement, explaining the network had “experienced audio difficulties during the president’s speech today in New Orleans. We apologize to our viewers and the president for the disruption.”

The network also apologized to the White House.
Edit: The audio from the Steve Dahl show starts about 23 minutes into their hour 4 podcast from yesterday.
 

emw

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Yeah, but at least she complimented her husband. :D
 

Chundles

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"A vulgar term"??

Gee, knowing US-style censorship, where words like "hell" and "damn" are considered offensive, the "vulgar term" was probably "bastard."

This should be in the comedy section of the paper with a full transcript - it's funny, not shocking.
 

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OK first of all where is the sound guy to cut her mic when it was first noticed.
 

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MacNut said:
OK first of all where is the sound guy to cut her mic when it was first noticed.
Probably backstage pissing himself laughing. This is so very Naked Gun.

Since when is this actual news? It belongs at the end of the program where the squirrel that can water ski would normally be.
 

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Chundles said:
Since when is this actual news? It belongs at the end of the program where the squirrel that can water ski would normally be.
Not sure this showed up on any front pages anywhere or something. Just an interesting side note I heard yesterday on the drive home. ;)
 

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emw said:
Not sure this showed up on any front pages anywhere or something. Just an interesting side note I heard yesterday on the drive home. ;)
well Im sure it wasn't on the cnn.com main page.:p
 

emw

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Yeah, I couldn't find it anywhere on CNN. Surprising. :D
 

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OK first of all where is the sound guy to cut her mic when it was first noticed.
He may be standing in line at the Atlanta unemployment office today. ;)

Rush was talking about it just a few minutes ago on his show and, according to him, Ms. Phillips' mike was "hot" for well over a minute -- this wasn't just a few seconds of candid conversation that were broadcast. It is kinda funny because, you know, it didn't happen to me. But the engineer(s) responsible for this had more than enough time to cut her off.
 

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That's the thing I was thinking - it was a lengthy conversation that should have been cut off the air long before it was.

Of course, this isn't the first time something like this has happened. ;)
 

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Saw it on the local news last night.

They were nice enough to put the text of the conversation on the screen as well as the audio!

:eek:

I would imagine she won't have much of a relationship with the sister in law anymore.
 

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Lyle said:
He may be standing in line at the Atlanta unemployment office today. ;)

Rush was talking about it just a few minutes ago on his show and, according to him, Ms. Phillips' mike was "hot" for well over a minute -- this wasn't just a few seconds of candid conversation that were broadcast. It is kinda funny because, you know, it didn't happen to me. But the engineer(s) responsible for this had more than enough time to cut her off.
The sound guy should have the mic dead the second she goes off the air. It shouldn't be the responsibility of the on air talent.
 

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The sound guy should have the mic dead the second she goes off the air. It shouldn't be the responsibility of the on air talent.
There's a switch on the personality's wireless transmitter that can mute the audio feed, should she require absolute privacy and something she can control. I don't think it should be the responsibility of the sound guy.
 

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True, but everything is patched through the sound board so that person is the last line of defense.
 

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But she was in the toilet. Surely there were some embarrassing noises coming out of that place (or do girls' **** not stink?). Here, let me recap the conversation with all the missing side effects:


...dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself “very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving.....*faaaart* you know, no ego........*faaaaart* oh yeah, that was stinker, what did I have for lunch?........anyway, you know what I’m saying? Just a really passionate, *fart* compassionate, *high-pitched short fart* great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find. Yup. But they are out there.”
 

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And yeah, that sound guy should definitely be sending out his resumé this week. :p
Why? As mentioned earlier, she left her microphone on while she went to the lavatory. Sure, there are/should be safeguards to prevent this kind of thing from happening, and she is probably used to the sound engineer cutting off the feed from her microphone while she was off the set--but should that really be the correct procedure? Does CNN normally leave all of their microphones on all the time, relying on a sole soundboard operator to cut and manage the signals?

Did she think that her noises and conversation were being broadcast from the loo and just not send out over the broadcast? Regardless of the signal going out over the national broadcast, I wouldn't want my microphone on in the bathroom. Even if the only guy I thought could hear it worked for CNN.
 

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Abstract said:
But she was in the toilet. Surely there were some embarrassing noises coming out of that place (or do girls' **** not stink?). Here, let me recap the conversation with all the missing side effects:


...dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself “very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving.....*faaaart* you know, no ego........*faaaaart* oh yeah, that was stinker, what did I have for lunch?........anyway, you know what I’m saying? Just a really passionate, *fart* compassionate, *high-pitched short fart* great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find. Yup. But they are out there.”
You are not making it easy for me to sneak a peek at the internet today.....I almost fell out of my chair.


Her husband might be pissed as well...talking about she needs to be protective of him..and all the sensitive crap.

Bless
 

Thomas Veil

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On the positive side, the whole country knows what a good spouse the husband is.

If I were him, I'd bring her flowers tonight. Followed by...well, something special. We'll leave it to his creativity. :D