Robert E. Kelly faces every parent/journalist's worst nightmare
Political science professor Robert E. Kelly faced one of the many fears TV guests face on a daily basis — and he came out it pretty gracefully.
Kelly appeared via Skype on BBC News to discuss the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye when one of his kids danced into the room on live television. “I think one of your children’s just walked in,” the BBC presenter remarked before a second child trotted in on a mobile baby bouncer.
“My apologies,” Kelly said as a woman burst through the door to retrieve the kids. Props to the professor, who kept his cool despite the falling books and subsequent crying heard from the hallway.
“Every parent-journalist, ever, feels his pain,” The Economist‘s David Rennie remarked on Twitter.
Other commenters praised Kelly’s composure and analysis of the on-going situation in South Korea in the moment, while more showed solidarity as working parents.
“Since this video is doing the rounds, it is worth noting [Kelly] is a damn good Korea analyst,” one user tweeted.