This newsperson was able to have the opportunity to apologize, and keep his job. Not like Jeremy Kappell...
Full story here with apology video as well.
KTVI (Fox 2) newscaster Kevin Steincross was speaking on the station's morning news show about 5:34 a.m. when he said an upcoming tribute to the civil rights icon at St. Louis University would honor "Martin Luther coon Jr.," speaking a racial slur that has been used against black people.
"I want to take a moment to apologize," Steincross said on air a little after 9 a.m. "We have heard from a viewer about a mistake I made in our 5 a.m. newscast. In our story about the tribute to Dr. King, I unfortunately mispronounced his name. Please know I have total respect for Dr. King, what he meant and what he continues to mean to our country. This was not intentional in any way and I sincerely apologize."