George Stephanopoulos Mistakes Bill Russell For Morgan Freeman At Inauguration (VIDEO)

01/21/2013 01:05 pm ET | Updated Mar 23, 2013

ABC's George Stephanopulos made a memorable gaffe during his coverage of President Obama's second inauguration on Monday.

Spotting an elderly black man in the crowd, Stephanopulos said, "that's Morgan Freeman, I think." It turned out that it was basketball legend Bill Russell. Whoops! Stephanopoulos quickly apologized.

Also on HuffPost:

Presidents On Inauguration Day