‘Day-O’: Daylight comes and me … can’t wake up?

Betsi Fores The Daily Caller News Foundation
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Harry Belafonte, the 84-year-old “Banana boat song” singer-turned liberal firebrand, must have skipped his morning Cheerios on Friday. Appearing on a Fox-TV affiliate in Bakersfield, Ca, Belafonte was sound asleep on camera during his scheduled interview, leaving KBFX-TV 58 anchor Leyla Santiago in an awkward situation.

Santiago tried to wake up the King of Calypso saying “Harry, wake up … Harry? Wake up, wake up! This is your wake-up call!”

Ultimately, the morning show’s producers cut back to Santiago and her co-anchor, who joked that he was “meditating,” and that the “daylight hadn’t come yet.”


The next interviewee even joked about the situation, pretending to be asleep when the camera turned to her.

The 84-year-old Belafonte, whose signature hit “Day-O” could make this episode hard to live down, was scheduled to promote his memoir “My Song.”

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