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The New York Times Has Corrected a Mistake 48 Years Later


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The New York Times proved yesterday that it is never too late to correct a mistake.

In an article about the Broadway musical “West Side Story”, the newspaper erroneously printed the name of one of the performers in the show as George Johnson. His real name is George Liker.

The article first appeared on April 28, 1960.

Mr. Liker contacted the newspaper about the mistake last month.


erroneously: wrongly, mistakenly.


  1. …and it’s only now that he make Times know of the error. Has just got a copy of the news?

  2. making mistakes is natural as human but to own this is greatness. so we must encourage ourselves to own our mistakes.