Here's a video that proves watching the news is a lot like watching NASCAR, we're just waiting for someone to screw up.
The BBC reporter in this video lost track of what he was saying during a news report but was a real trooper and tried to hang in there! Like a fourth grader trying to BS his way through an oral report on photosynthesis, the reporter stuttered his way through the report before things ultimately grinded to a halt. Fortunately, the anchorwoman cut away and chalked it up to "technical difficulties", putting the blame on the technical crew for the reporter's sudden case of deer-in-the-headlights syndrome.
We'll probably never know what distracted him so much but if I know the British as well as I think I do, he was probably wondering when the new season of Dr. Who is coming out. And who can blame him for being distracted by that?