If you’ve not seen it yet, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips got caught in a pretty embarassing position yesterday when she went to the bathroom during a live press conference featuring President Bush, and had her wireless microphone left on by an audio engineer. Her conversation with an unknown female, including some rather derogatory comments about her sister-in-law, went out live on air.
Presenters typically switch off their mics when they take a ‘break’, if only so crew members can’t listen in to their conversations, but in this case clearly she forgot.
Video link here. Transcript here.