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'Today' Bucks 9/11 Moment for Kardashian Chatter

Kris Jenner talks boob jobs and reality TV while other news shows observe silence

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Sep 11, 2012 2:59PM
While "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning" and the cable news shows covered the national moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center; "Today" missed the mark. The morning news show did cover the 9/11 events Tuesday, but during the moment of silence, co-host Savannah Guthrie talked "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," breast implants and Kim and Kanye with Kris Jenner. 

   
The one market where the NBC interview was interrupted was New York City, which covered the quiet at Ground Zero, according to TV Newser

"The Today show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show," a "Today" spokesperson told Politico.

The backlash over the oversight won't likely bode well in show's battle against "Good Morning America." While many on Twitter were offended by the oversight, some went so far as to claim they're going to boycott the network over it.

"Today" airs weekday mornings on NBC. 
12Comments
Sep 13, 2012 2:38PM
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They have slowly disintegrated their popularity buy each dumb move after another.  When Ann Curry went off the program so did I and a lot of others who mentioned the same to me.  I don't know what's going on in those producer offices but some people are not getting it.

Sep 13, 2012 1:21PM
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Switched to CBS after Anne C. was axed by these numbnuts.  And the kardashians are news?  9/11 at 8:48 AM was AND is more important than her teats!  Plain and simple.  Loosing ratings?  I will quote an old blues tune...."ain't nobodies fault but my own".
Sep 13, 2012 11:47AM
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i never watch this show anyway (or the network) so i can't boycott it, but this is appalling.

Sep 13, 2012 10:48AM
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Can't believe the insensitivity and bad judgement the show continues to project! A story {and I use the term loosely!} about a twenty-plus year old boob job vs recognizing and remembering fallen heros. What the hell were you idiots thinking? This is exactly the reason your show is no longer relevant!

Sep 12, 2012 2:08PM
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Every time I thnk the networks have shown viewers their worst, most thoughtlessly cynical side... they prove me wrong again by reaching for new lows. Sadly, NBC has self-elected themselves to lead that decline. Such a shame to place Ms Jenner's momentary ratings contribution above patriotism, honor, and propriety.

I'd LOVE to say I'm no longer going to follow the network, but that unfortunately happened about 18-20 months ago. It shouldn't be necessary to say that decission remains intact after this thoughtless decission.

Sep 12, 2012 10:41AM
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Shame on you NBC  and I hope you lose more viewers......
Sep 12, 2012 8:58AM
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Nice to know that boob jobs and the latest Kardashian bs is more important to NBC than honoring the most pivotal moment on the most horrific day in recent history. Shameful
Sep 12, 2012 8:34AM
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Notice there isn't many people behind them.... The outside shots are usually full of fans/people trying to get a glimpse at the show.  Most people were probably at ground zero, having had the opportunity to be in New York on such an important and meaningful day.

 

Sep 12, 2012 7:54AM
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NBC has really dropped the ball with Today...giving that hack Lauer more money and airtime; putting that cow Star Jones, the slick rich ad guy Douche, and medical airhead Snyderman on blathering every morning; losing Ann Curry (with years of experience that shows) to 'lil Miss Guthrie (with LACK of experience that shows); and now a direct slap in the face to the 9/11 victim's families by over-talking the NATIONAL moment of silence...

Dropped Today in favor of GMA months ago...now I see why.

 

Shame on you NBC !! 

Sep 12, 2012 7:38AM
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We wonder why our society is filled with non empathetic shallow people? ....SHAME ON YOU NBC and Shame on you the TODAY SHOW!!!  Your so worried about your ratings you've stooped below being a decent and respected news media outlet.  
Sep 12, 2012 3:05AM
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I already boycotted the Today show when they got rid of Ann Curry and replaced her with "no personality" Savannah Guthrie...If they want to improve their show...Matt Lauer needs to go!!!  Who cares anything about the Kardashians anyway...nothing but fluff.

 

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