A funny bit (because Charles Krauthammer didn't actually have a heart attack on national television) from an Associated Press story about D.C. types coming together at Nationals baseball games:
Krauthammer, a conservative columnist and Nats season-ticket holder, caught the beginning of the game but left in the fifth inning to get to Fox News for his television appearance that night. At the studio, he watched the Nats bring in Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning of a 1-1 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
"Now I'm kind of a nervous Nellie when it comes to Clippard, 'cause I've been there for two of his meltdowns," Krauthammer recalled. So before he went on the air, the already miked Krauthammer said to no one in particular, "I think I'm going to be the first person on live television to have a heart attack on the air."
In Danville, Ky., the site of the vice presidential debate, Fox News host Brett Baier heard Krauthammer's comment in his earpiece during a commercial break, and asked, "Charles, are you all right?"