Ann Curry Speech Gaffe - “Today Show”’s host Ann Curry is in some hot water after forgetting to fact check a recent graduation address. She was invited to give the commencement address at Wheaton College in Massachusetts over the weekend. During her address, she told the students how fond she was of the programs that are offered at the school, and also went on to name some of their most famous alumni, including Billy Graham, Lesley Stahl, Wes Craven and Todd Beamer.
Unfortunately for Curry, Lesley Stahl attended a different Wheaton College that is located in Illinois. After she was made aware of the mistake, she wrote a letter or appology to the school.
“I am mortified by my mistake, and can only hope the purity of my motive, to find a way to connect with the graduates and to encourage them to a life of service, will allow you to forgive me,” Curry wrote to the school. She also went on to name a number of other Wheaton alumni that she could have mentioned in her commencement address that instead went unnamed. Sources at the college did not seem to think that it was that big of a deal, and said that she had done a “great job.”
Ann Curry Speech Gaffe