Graduation Speaker Ann Curry Lauds Wrong College

Wheaton College in Massachusetts—not Illinois— takes mistake in stride
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
Graduation Speaker Ann Curry Lauds Wrong College
Ann Curry and Laura Bush on NBC's "Today Show" in Rockefeller Center on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Ann Curry is impressed with Wheaton College grads Billy Graham and Wes Craven, she said during her commencement address at Wheaton College. Trouble is, she was at the Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Graham and Craven went to the school of the same name in Illinois. "I am mortified by my mistake," the Today show anchor says in an open letter to the Massachusetts college's community.

"She gave a great speech," a rep for the Massachusetts Wheaton tells the Boston Globe, adding that the school has edited the error out of the video posted on the college's website. "We didn't want to broadcast misinformation."
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