Set Falls On CNBC Guest Mid-Interview

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Economist and the dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Glenn Hubbard was a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street” this morning. Hubbard was at the Dealbook Conference in New York, where CNBC had built an improvised set. Unfortunately for Hubbard, the lack of a permanent set came back to haunt him, as part of it fell on his head mid-interview with Melissa Lee. He handled it about as gracefully as someone can.

“I apologize for that by he way, you never know what is going to happen I guess!,” Lee said, after asking if he was alright.

“This is what happens when you criticize the welfare state,” Hubbard quipped.

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