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40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community

In its 1977 review, the Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We too have something to confess.

Four decades ago Friday, The Dallas Morning News committed an error so grave, so egregious, that it long remained shrouded in silence — out of a deep sense of shame and self-recrimination, one can only imagine.

The paper called Chewbacca a "Wookie

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