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NBC Anchor Drops 'WTF' Bomb on Live TV

7/8/2010 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An NBC news anchor in L.A. was so pissed off this morning about an on-air mix-up -- that he turned to his crew and mouthed the words, "What the f*ck?!" ... on LIVE television!


It all went down when Chris Schauble started reading a report about Jaycee Dugard, the woman who was kidnapped and held for 18 years.

Problem is ... the production crew ran a video showing Abby Sunderland -- the teenage sailor who went missing for just a couple of days.

Schauble was furious -- check out the footage to see his reaction.

NBC L.A. tells TMZ: "This morning one of our morning anchors mouthed an inappropriate word on air.  It was inadvertent and we regret the error."

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16.

ohreally    

hilariousss lmaooo @ his blinks after saying it.

1518 days ago
17.

Q.H.    

He didn't mouth much of anything here...must be a slow news day. Someone get LiLo a drink!

1518 days ago
18.

Celebrities Suck    

ever since The Digital TV Transition I've noticed more cursing on live tv.....

1518 days ago
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Mimi from Indy    

Who gives a f**kin f**k, everyone f**king swears and everyones f**king heard it before!! F**K!!!

Posted at 10:53 AM on Jul 8, 2010 by gemini81

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1518 days ago
20.

Stan    

When it's a white man, TMZ says annoyed. When it's a black man, TMZ says furious. That's the real WTF.

1518 days ago
21.

dan    

In the old days if Howard Stern did this on his radio show the FCC would be laying down the fines on him.

1518 days ago
22.

Googie    

Gee whiz, you couldn't hear a thing, foul, move on.

1518 days ago
23.

Ginger    

Sorry, I think he should be fired. That is not normal language in most homes. Kids who think they are cool use it the most. It just coarsens society for people to think such vulgar words are okay. They're not. There are dictionaries filled with suitable words - if you can read, use it.

1518 days ago
24.

Valentina    

Chris Schauble is a class act. I watch him every morning and he is great. Give him a break!

1518 days ago
25.

rexcars    

Actually, I think he assumed they went to a closeup of his co-anchor, uttered WTF and then realized it was a wide shot. I think he blinked 5000 times.

1518 days ago
26.

Craftsman    

If this happened on a non liberal TV station, people would be asking for him to be fired, but we know he won't. I hope the FCC at least imposes fines against him and the station.

1518 days ago
27.

Rich C    

I hope they don't give him the boot. He is a great broadcaster and an asset to the show.

Please keep Chris!

1518 days ago
28.

G-Man    

At least he didn't do a Sue Simmons. I watch Chris every morning. He's cool, especially surrounded by all that eye candy.

1518 days ago
29.

Kim    

That was such a waste of a story, and it really didn't look like a big deal.

1518 days ago
30.

James    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HPkJAjllrE is so funny it right on with this story

1518 days ago
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