For the news update today, one of the stories was about Nelson Mandela. The anchor for the update (who is black by the way) read the word “apartheid” as “apar-thee-ide”.
Ok, that was just the run through, so our advisor tells him how to pronounce it, then we go live…
We had to re-record it after I changed the Teleprompter to say “apart hide”. (I would have rather it said “aparr tide” but that’s besides the point).
BASICALLY I WAS JUST SO EMBARRASSED FOR HIM MOSTLY BECAUSE HE LAUGHED IT OFF, LIKE REALLY YOU CAN’T MISPRONOUNCE APARTHEID IN RELATION TO NELSON MANDELA.