04/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Today Show Mistakes Michael J. Fox For Terry Fox, Dead Canadian Hero (VIDEO)

Michael J. Fox is Canadian-American, but he is not a sports hero.

Meredith Vieria and the TODAY Show could have used that bit of information last Friday when they confused the famous actor with Terry Fox, a deceased Canadian marathoner who raised millions for cancer research by running across Canada on just one leg.

The morning show crew was guessing who might light the Olympic cauldron when Vieria mistakenly called Terry "Michael" and a picture of Terry Fox was displayed on the screen, followed by a photo of Michael J. Fox.