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NBC's 'Today' ignores 9/11 moment for Kris Jenner interview

September 11, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day
  • Savannah Guthrie, left, interviews Kris Jenner on "Today."
Savannah Guthrie, left, interviews Kris Jenner on "Today." (NBC )

On Tuesday morning, there was a moment of silence in New York City and Washington, D.C., to honor the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The moment, which had the participation of the NYPD, the NYFD and President Obama and the first lady, was covered live by all the cable news channels, CBS and ABC. But at 8:46 A.M., NBC's "Today" show was airing an interview with Kris Jenner, matriarch of that wacky Kardashian clan.

Jenner spoke with "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie about the new season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and about her breast-implant surgery.

"I thought it was such a great idea to film [the breast enhancement surgery], because the reason I went in and did that was because I'd had my implants in for 152 years. A long time. Way longer than their shelf life.... That was a big message and important for me to put out there in a comical way."

As "Taps" was played and the president and first lady walked in silence past soldiers at attention, Jenner talked about events in the last seven years of her E! reality show that she wishes she hadn't recorded.

Though NBC didn't break into its morning show to air the memorial, WNBC in New York did interrupt its "Today" broadcast to show locally produced coverage of the event.


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