‘Today’ skips 9/11 moment of silence to focus on Kardashian breast implants
All around the world, people observed a moment of silence Tuesday morning in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. At 8:46 a.m. in New York City, the victims’ families, the Port Authority, police and fire departments led the period of silence at the exact time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
In Washington, D.C., the president and first lady held the early morning remembrance outside of the White House.
Cable networks MSNBC, Fox News and CNN all chose to broadcast the moment of silence, while ABC aired it on “Good Morning America” and CBS aired it during “This Morning.”
But according to TV Newser, at 8:46 on “The Today Show” NBC chose to nationally broadcast an interview with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner instead. “Today” did, however, broadcast the remembrance in New York City on the local WNBC station, but did not carry it nationally.
Among the poignant topics Jenner discussed: the decision to film her breast implant replacement surgery and air a family therapy session on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The interview was to plug the season finale of the family’s reality series.
After the Jenner interview, “Today” went straight into an interview with actor Richard Gere.
Screenshots via TV Newser.