Harry Belafonte, an author and entertainer, was miked up and ready for an interview with a California TV station; yet when the cameras turned on Harry, he appeared to be sleeping!
The interviewer was saying wake up and we could hear people on the set calling Harry’s name, but he never opened his eyes.
According to his publicist, Harry wasn’t sleeping at all. In fact, he was meditating, or so they say.
There was a technical glitch with the feed and with his earpiece; however, I think that one should still be ready when you know you’re about to be on live television for an interview. Never good to be sleeping at an interview.