CCTV Mistakenly Runs Meryl Streep Obituary

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Either Meryl Streep or Margaret Thatcher

BEIJING — China Central Television executives were left with egg on their faces Monday evening when they mistakenly announced the death of actress Meryl Streep, confusing her with recently deceased former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

During the nightly 7 p.m. Xinwen Lianbo, anchor Wang Ning interrupted a report about how ethnic minorities love the People’s Liberation Army to make a sudden announcement.

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