PF Chang olympic screw upWLS-Ch.7

  • A local Chicago station made an embarrassing gaffe on
    Saturday when a graphic accidentally advertised “P.F. Chang
    2018” as the host city for the Winter Olympics.
  • The station quickly owned up to the mistake and
    apologized, saying the error was due to a mix-up with a graphic
    created for a separate, satirical piece.
  • The mistake is a good reminder to always double-check
    your work before heading to air.

A local news station in Chicago had to apologize on Monday after
a mix-up left their anchor discussing the Winter Olympics in
front of a graphic that read “P.F. Chang 2018” and depicted an
incorrect Olympic logo.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently being held in Pyeongchang,
South Korea, and it’s no surprise local news organizations would
be looking to inform their audiences of the latest goings-on
there. But
according to the Chicago Tribune
, during a Saturday morning
broadcast, anchor Mark Rivera was left introducing
report on the political backdrop to the Winter Games
with a graphic reading
 “P.F. Chang 2018” sitting over
his shoulder.

P.F. Chang’s, the Asian-inspired restaurant
known for its lettuce wraps and decor, is
decidedly not the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

WLS-Ch.7 was quick to admit to and apologize for the gaffe,
saying the error was due to a mix-up. The graphic displayed was
said to have been originally created for a “satirical piece” by
the network’s sports anchor that ran earlier in the week.

The mix-up was unfortunate for the network, and serves as a
helpful reminder to always double-check your work before going to


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