TV Anchor Apologizes for Drag Race Two local TV trucks turned up at a drag race in El Paso, Texas — one from CBS, one from ABC. Fans encouraged them to engage in a drag race of their own. And they did. An anchorman involved in the race has apologized, but will not be fired for what he describes as an "impromptu decision."
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TV Anchor Apologizes for Drag Race

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TV Anchor Apologizes for Drag Race

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Two local TV trucks turned up at a drag race in El Paso, Texas — one from CBS, one from ABC. Fans encouraged them to engage in a drag race of their own. And they did. An anchorman involved in the race has apologized, but will not be fired for what he describes as an "impromptu decision."

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Producers of the movie "Anchorman" may be disappointed they didn't think to include this scene. Two local TV trucks turned up at a drag race in El Paso. One was from the CBS affiliate, the other from the ABC station. Fans encouraged them to engage in a drag race of their own, and they did. Two photographers raced against an anchorman. The anchor has apologized but will not be fired for what's described as an impromptu decision.

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