Dax Shepherd says his baby announcement appeared on CNN during President Obama's election campaign.
The actor told Conan O'Brien that he noticed a small banner on CNN shortly after he and partner Kristen Bell revealed they were expecting their first child.
The 38-year-old Parenthood star said the news appeared on screen on the night before President Obama was re-elected.
"In the last minutes of his campaigning, at the bottom [of the TV screen] you see that little banner," Dax said during an appearance on the late night talk show.
"My theory is that CNN decided [that] to be truly balanced we must have both a really important news piece happening and then a completely inane pieces of news happening simultaneously.
"You walk away going, 'That was very fair reporting!' "
Dax, who has been dating Kristen since 2007, said he was bemused that his name was "recognisable enough" to be put on a banner.
He then went on to discuss his hopes for his new baby, and confessed he wants his son or daughter to look like his blonde partner.
"I really do hope that the child looks identical to Kristen - a boy or girl. I pray that [my] son look[s] just like her… if we have one," he laughed.
"The only thing I would like for the child to have is my eyes because they're unbelievable. They're beautiful. They're some of the best eyes in the business!"
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