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KTVU reportedly checked pronunciation of fake pilot names with Chinese-American editor

An embarrassing thirty-segment slip-up continues to haunt Oakland-based news station KTVU, nearly one month later after the network aired four fake, racially offensive names of it believed identified the pilots of crash-landed Asiana flight 214. Since then, the network has narrowly escaped a lawsuit, three producers have been fired and an Emmy-winning station has been frantically attempting to scrub the footage from the Internet.

Immediate reports indicated that the names were "NTSB confirmed," and later on, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the names originated as an internal joke that was never intended to make it to the final segment.

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