Grammys Apologizes to Shirley Caeser
Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammy Awards has apologized to Shirley Caesar after accidentally airing a misprint during the live show. Caesar, a lifetime achievement award honoree, was misidentified.
A photo of gospel star CeCe Winans was shown instead of her during a montage clip. Ken says of the mistake,
These kinds of things are horrible when they happen. That’s one of the risks of live television.
So how did the mistake happen? Reportedly, when preparing for a clip to run of her for the show, footage of a classic Caesar, Winans and Whitney Houston performance was used, and Winans was mistakenly shown. Ken says,
We obviously want to apologize to Shirley Caesar. It’s unfortunate that happened.
When you do a three-and-a-half hour live show, it’s fraught with danger. It was an adventurous show in many ways.