NBC News Admits 'Error' In Editing Of George Zimmerman 911 Call

04/03/2012 05:54 pm ET | Updated Jun 03, 2012

NBC News is admitting that it made an "error" editing a recording of George Zimmerman's 911 call moments before he shot Trayvon Martin.

"Today" aired an edited version of Zimmerman's call to the police in a segment about Martin. The show's audio made it sound as though Zimmerman had volunteered that Martin was "black." In actuality, the 911 officer asked if the "suspicious person" he was calling about was "black, white or Hispanic."

NBC News launched an internal investigation into the story. On Tuesday, the network expressed "regret" for the omission, and apologized to its viewers.

"During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret," NBC News said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers."

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