Chicago TV Anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten Report Fake Plane Crash As Real [Video]

Americans live in an era when the virtual and the real can blend together, when reality TV is secretly staged, and online mischief can get you fired in real life. But it's still unusual for news anchors to report as fact something that is completely fake.

But on Friday, "WGN Morning News" anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten tried to hurriedly alert their audiences to a plane crash on a major Chicago thoroughfare. The anchors were confused that there weren't any ambulances present, even though there was a giant hole in the pavement, a fractured plane, and several crashed cars.