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Fired N.D. anchor says watching flub was 'gut-wrenching,' headed for Letterman tonight

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The Bismarck anchorman fired after opening his first-ever broadcast with a pair of obscenities told NBC's "Today" show that watching his flub for the first time was "gut-wrenching."

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A.J. Clemente appeared on "Today" Wednesday morning after his Sunday broadcast - his only one in Bismarck - went viral on social media sites.

"I didn't even know I said it on camera until my news director walked in on the third break," Clemente told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie.

Link: Clemente's NBC Today show appearance

Link: N.D. tv anchor's profane first newscast garners suspension, then firing

Clemente will appear on CBS' “The Late Show” with David Letterman tonight.

“The Late Show” announced via its Twitter account Tuesday night that it would feature fired reporter A.J. Clemente on its Wednesday night show.

Clemente was put on suspension by employer KFYR-TV following the Sunday broadcast and fired Monday.

After his dismissal from KFYR-TV, many of his Twitter followers jumped to his defense and called for the station to rehire him.

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