Local Chicago station has to correct ‘Nightly News’ about return to school report

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WMAQ, the local NBC owned station in Chicago, has to correct its “big sister” newscast “NBC Nightly News” Aug. 3, 2020.

During a report about coronavirus, correspondent Miguel Almaguer erroneously reported that Chicago Public Schools made the decision to switch from a hybrid model to completely remote.

That is not the case — in fact, later during the station’s 6 p.m. newscast, the station reported the exact opposite — and then had to make an on air “clarification” after its own (correct) reporting.

The original report aired on “Nightly” during its 5:30 p.m. timeslot local time.