Tongue-Tied Crier12/03/2000 07:00:00 PM Eastern
FCC Commissioner Susan Ness probably has the agency's easiest name, but it sure gave Court TV personality Catherine Crier a hard time at last week's Western Show in Los Angeles.
First, Crier welcomed the crowd to a panel with Commissioners Powell, Furchtgott and Roth, to which Ness immediately (and rightfully) objected. (Furchtgott-Roth is just one tall bureaucrat, not two separate persons.)
Once corrected, Crier referred to Ness as Hess throughout the rest of the session, even after Ness passed her a note with the correct spelling.
Finally, at the end of the hour, Crier thanked Commissioners Susan Ness, Michael Powell and Harold Furchtgott-Roth.