Media Relations ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ segment scuttled as teleprompter fails Arrrrrrgh. A not-so-Jolly Roger raises his white flag when a WGN news anchor comes up empty on buccaneer-themed ad-libs and sinks the skit. By Alan PearcySept. 20, 2013 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content That’s about as much pirate-speak as news anchor buccaneer “Long John Johnny Johnson” could muster out when a teleprompter failure sank the WGN broadcast’s skit: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.