Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spelling And Reading

During Monday's "Education Nation" story about tenure for teachers, one of the people Rehema Ellis interviewed was National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel. Unfortunately, a Nightly News graphic identified him as "Dennis Von Roekel". So in a story about education, the producers misspelled the name of the NEA president. Does anyone else see the irony in this? Spelling is an important part of education. It's too bad the Nightly News producers don't seem to understand this.

On Sunday's "Making A Difference" story about hospital volunteers who hold sick babies, Dr. Philippe Friedlich of Children's Hospital Los Angeles was identified in a Nightly News graphic as "Dr. Phillippe Friedlich". Is anyone at Nightly News paying attention?

On Saturday's broadcast, Lester Holt introduced that night's "America at the Crossroads" segment by calling it "America at a Crossroads". Good reading skills are also an important part of education. Someone needs to let Lester know this.

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