May 20, 2013
NBC’s ‘Today’ Chooses Kardashian Mom Over 9/11 Coverage
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
NBC News is drawing fire for its controversial decision to go ahead with a planned interview of Kim Kardashian’s mother instead of going live to the “moment of silence” for the victims that were killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
ABC News, CBS News and all of the major cable channels carried it. But not NBC News. Oh no. Instead, the network aired an interview with Kris Jenner to discuss issues of real importance, such as the upcoming season of her reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and Jenner’s breast implants.
Needless to say, it was quite a departure from the network’s coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, when NBC News pre-empted its Sunday morning programming to cover the memorials in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
Someone clearly messed up big time.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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