Little fingers lead to big problem in ‘Morning Edition’ control room

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Never has dead air been so, well, cute.

A small visitor to NPR headquarters for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Thursday managed to push a few buttons and interrupt Morning Edition for a full minute.

Pretty soon, the internal memo about the hitch hit Gawker. And, appropriately, the Twitterverse chuckled.

But at least one listener wasn’t impressed.

A few NPR staffers weighed in.

And the kids weren’t just getting into trouble, they had other fun too.

No one knows exactly who pushed the button to stop the broadcast, but one thing’s for sure.