Live television is rife with risk. On Friday’s “Today” on NBC, viewers saw why.
The program ran a story about a toddler who swallowed a string of “Buckyballs,” which are little marbles with rare earth magnets inside. The toddler and her parents appeared on the program for an interview, with the balls inside of a plastic cup with a lid on it.
The toddler opened up the lid, pulled out the magnets, opened her mouth and…
“Do you want me to take them?” anchor Carl Quintanilla asked.