Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oops! Bad Word Slips into Kdka News Report

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oops! Bad Word Slips into Kdka News Report

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Mistakes happen on live TV. The strange thing about KDKA-TV reporter Ross Guidotti dropping the f-bomb on the 6 o'clock news Monday night, however, is that somehow, the offensive word came in a pre-taped segment.

Near the end of a report on brush fires near the Pennsylvania- West Virginia border, Mr. Guidotti stumbled in his delivery and said something best "bleeped" on the TV news. He quickly composed himself and went back to taping: "One more time, 3, 2 ..." The broadcast then cut to a weather report.

Later in the newscast, the station apologized to viewers.

A video of the segment was up on YouTube almost immediately and was shared by thousands on social media.

The incident occurred at 6:08 p.m. A curse-free version ran on the 5 p. …

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