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A Very Brady error?

September 2, 2010

Bristol Palin, Hasselhoff join “Dancing With the Stars”

LEISUREFans of the TV family sitcom “The Brady Brunch” will be able to watch actress and TV talk show host Florence Anderson, 76, who played Carol Brady in the popular 1970s show.

I was reading your story on Yahoo news about this season’s people on “Dancing with the Stars” when I came to the actress who portrayed Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch.

Your story referred to her as Florence Anderson. I believe her name was Henderson not Anderson.

I was shocked because I put so much faith in the correctness of Reuters. This is the first error I have ever found on a story put out by Reuters. Thanks for the shock and I’m sure it will never happen again.

Pat R.

Ugh. It’s not as if she’s an unknown. We corrected: GBU Editor

Actress Florence Henderson, star of the 1970′s television comedy series ‘The Brady Bunch’, arrives for ’60 Years A Retrospective of the Television and The Television Academy’ at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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Your story ‘FBI urges U.S. Mohammed cartoonist to go into hiding’ (found here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100917/us_n m/us_usa_cartoonist#mwpphu-container ) ends with the statement, “U.S. cartoon TV series South Park stirred up controversy and more threats earlier this year with its depiction of Mohammed in a bear suit.”

This statement is inaccurate. It was Santa Claus that turned out to be in a bear suit, not Muhammed.

Considering that (in the bizarre world we live in) cartoonists are now being driven underground by death threats over the content of their cartoons, this error well might be considered non-trivial.

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