Curry Confuses, Apologizes To (But Does Not Eat) Wheaties

Published May 25, 2010

People who attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., according to the college’s Truthop├Ždia entry:

His Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, king of Bhutan, is a Wheatie. (via Wikimedia Commons)

His Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, king of Bhutan, is a Wheatie. (via Wikimedia Commons)

  • Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and former head of the EPA
  • Lesley Stahl, journalist, CBS News
  • His Royal Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, king of Bhutan

People who did not attend Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.:

  • Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist
  • Wes Craven, horror movie director
  • Dennis Hastert, former U.S. House speaker

The latter three notables, in fact, attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.

NBC newswoman Ann Curry missed the distinction in a commencement speech this weekend, reeling off a list of alumni from Wheaton’s Wheaton instead of Norton’s Wheaton.

Norton’s Wheaties were confused but gracious. Curry received a standing ovation at the end of her speech. And the college has accepted Curry’s formal written apology.

Update: At least she listens to NPR.