Chicago TV station clarifies that it knows the difference between Pyeongchang and P.F. Chang's

WLS-TV and its P.F. Chang 2018 graphic.
(Image credit: Screenshot/WLS-TV)

They both start with a "P" and end with "chang," but the similarities between Pyeongchang — the host of the Winter Olympics — and P.F. Chang's — the casual Asian-themed restaurant chain — stop there.

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That's why Chicago residents who tuned into WLS-TV on Saturday morning were likely left very confused by a graphic that appeared during the news, which read, "P.F. Chang 2018" above the Olympic rings. It turns out the team at this ABC affiliate is aware of the difference between Pyeongchang and P.F. Chang's; spokeswoman Jayme Nicholas told Inc. that the graphic was created for a "satirical piece" done by sports anchor Mark Giangreco on Friday night. Giangreco had asked viewers to make up their own Olympic events, and it was just an accident that the same graphic was used on Saturday for a serious piece, Nicholas said; she apologized for the mix-up. If only eating lettuce wraps was an Olympic sport.

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