On Late Night, NBC news anchor Ann Curry and Jimmy Fallon talked about what makes Wheaton College special.
The Emmy Award-winning journalist’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon marked the latest chapter in an Internet phenomenon that began with Wheaton’s graduation ceremony.
At the start of her speech, Curry expressed her admiration for the college’s distinguished graduates … the other Wheaton College’s graduates. She moved on, her audience recovered and she ended her speech to a standing ovation.
After she learned of her mistake, Curry apologized to the entire college community in an open letter. But that would not be the end of it. The gaffe went viral, prompting more than 1.4 million people to watch the video of her address.
When she appeared on Late Night, Jimmy Fallon asked her about the incident and then the two showed the world how much they had learned about the college in Norton, Mass.