At the Aspen Ideas Festival, we're asking the jet-setting attendees one big question a day. Today: What's your most embarrassing experience?
Bob Schieffer, moderator of CBS's Face the Nation.
"We were live on air during a CBS morning show and I spilled coffee on Maria Shriver's lap. She gave out a scream and I said, 'Oh my God!' I thought the Governator was going to kill me. I think that was back in the '70s."
Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo.
"It was the one and only time I got fired. I was 17 and just starting out in the world at Kleinfeld's wedding dress store in Brooklyn. I was supposed to be the stock girl who went and picked up all the dresses after the brides tried them on and I was supposed to put them back. But I used to try on all the wedding dresses and dream about my own wedding. So my boss kept catching me with all the wedding gowns and veils on and she fired me. I'll never forget! It was the best wedding dress store on the planet. I came home crying and my mom said 'Don't worry, you'll get another job.'"
Elizabeth Diller, designer and founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (projects include Manhattan's High Line Park and Lincoln Center).