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Miscue: An Applicant Becomes an Expert on BBC

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Miscue: An Applicant Becomes an Expert on BBC

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Miscue: An Applicant Becomes an Expert on BBC

Miscue: An Applicant Becomes an Expert on BBC

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An embarrassing snafu for the BBC recently: In a live television interview, a job applicant was mistaken for an expert on Internet music downloads.

The BBC's News 24 channel interviewed the man — who looked quite surprised to be on air. The BBC apologized this weekend, saying the wrong person was interviewed. Michele Norris and Melissa Block explain what happened.

Guy Goma, during his interview with the BBC. The network thought he was Guy Kewney, an expert on Internet music downloads. hide caption

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