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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Sweden's state broadcaster SVT. They get the award for showing pornography during an evening news update.

How does one do such a slip up? The official explanation is below but apparently no one at the station was paying attention. Except for the viewers! If this happened in the US, the station in question would be in danger of losing their license. Can the state broadcaster suffer the same fate in Sweden?

SVT is today's Knucklehead of the day.

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Sweden's state broadcaster SVT showed a little too much when it mistakenly showed a porn movie in the background of a news broadcast.

Viewers of a 5-minute news update at midnight Saturday could see explicit scenes from a Czech porn movie on a TV screen behind a news anchor.

The monitor -- one of many on the wall of a control room visible behind the studio -- normally shows other news channels during broadcasts. But staffers who earlier in the evening had watched a sports event on a cable channel -- which often shows X-rated films after midnight -- had forgotten to switch it back, said news director Per Yng.

"This is highly embarrassing and unfortunate," Yng said. "It must not happen again."

A producer quickly spotted the sex scenes and ran into the control room and turned off the monitor, Yng said. He said there had been no complaints from viewers about the mishap, but "enormous interest from media."

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