The Kardashian’s are more important than than remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, at least that was the message NBC’s Today Show producers sent on Tuesday when they skipped a nationally planned moment of silence to interview reality TV star Kris Jenner.
The moment of silence which was observed by other networks was planned for 8:46 AM as a joint effort between the White House in Washington DC and officials in New York City.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” both carried the moment of silence. However when it came to NBC the Kardashian interview aired.
According to Media Bistro groups participating in the moment of silence included the NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police and the families of the victims.
NBC was the only national general news program to not carry the moment of silence.
So what did Kris Jenner talk about that was more important than the 9/11 attacks? She focused on her reality TV show and her new breast implants.
Following the moment of silence other networks quickly jumped back into their routine as CBS went to a commercial break and ABC began an interview with Richard Gere.
Not all local NBC affiliates felt it appropriate to show the Kris Jenner interview during the moment of silence. WNBC interrupted Today to show locally-produced coverage for the moment of silence. The New York affiliate chose to air the moment of silence alongside all other New York stations.
Do you think NBC’s Today Show erred by not participating in the moment of silence?