CBS Features Brown Anoles On CBS Sunday Morning Show, But…

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Good news and bad news from the good folks at CBS today. Those of you who are Sunday morning TV junkies will know that one of the pearls of the morning is the nature segment–combining beautiful imagery and sound–that comes near the end of the CBS Sunday Morning show. And what was featured this morning? Brown anoles from Tampa, males displaying, females looking regal in their diamondbacks–it was the best Sunday morning nature segment ever…except that the anoles were referred to as geckos!!! Doh! I wonder how long it will take CBS to right this injustice? You can watch the segment at this link, but you have to watch a commercial first. If anyone sees this pop up on Youtube, please let us know and we’ll link straight to it.

Update: See the nice note from the producer at CBS below. Unfortunately, they appear to have taken down the segment from their website.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

2 thoughts on “CBS Features Brown Anoles On CBS Sunday Morning Show, But…

  1. Dear Jonathan,
    I am sorry to say that yes we at Sunday Morning did make a mistake. I rely on the people who provide our nature footage for the information we use to identify location and species. As I am not a nature expert, unfortunately this time I was given the wrong information. Many keen watchers alerted us to our error and we are thankful for the feedback. We will try harder in the future to make sure these mistakes don’t occur.

    Thanks for watching,
    David Bhagat

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