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Today Airs Kris Jenner Interview Instead of 9/11 Moment of Silence

Date September 11, 2012

Kris Jenner

NBC is drawing backlash after it chose to air an interview with Kris Jenner Tuesday instead of the moment of silence marking the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

The memorial, led by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in Washington D.C., and the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority Police at Ground Zero, was broadcast by ABC's Good Morning America, CBS' This Morning and cable networks at 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday — the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center. NBC, however, skipped it in favor of Jenner, who talked about the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashiansand her breast implants.

The move immediately ignited a firestorm on Twitter, as Today was the only national news program not to air the moment of silence.

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However, according to TVNewser, the moment of silence was shown on NBC in New York, with the local affiliate WNBC cutting into Todayto air its self-produced special coverage.

NBC has yet to comment on the coverage.

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