About 10 minutes after Jane Fonda said "cunt" on "Today," Meredith Vieira apologized to viewers for the slip-up. "It was a slip and obviously she apologizes and so do we," Vieira said. "We would do nothing to offend the audience, so please accept that apology."
When Jane said that word during the interview her head was turned slightly away from me and I wasn't sure I had heard her correctly. I didn't want to stop the interview and ask, "What did you say?" because if she had said the word I didn't want her to repeat it, and if she hadn't, I didn't want to confuse the audience. But when the interview was over one of the producers spoke into my earpiece and asked me, "Did she say what I think she said?", at which point I looked over at the floor director and he gave me a glance that told me she sure had. I know it was an honest mistake on her part, but we certainly owed the audience an apology.
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