NBC failed to take time out during the Today show for a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 tragedy yesterday (September 11th 2012 and instead continued to broadcast an interview with Kris Jenner.
The main US television networks apart from Nbc took time at 8:46 am (the time the attack began 11 years ago) to participate in a moment of silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. During this time, the mother of the Kardashian clan, Kris Jenner, was discussing her breast implants on the ‘Today’ show reminding women who have had plastic surgery to check the ‘expiration date’ on their implants. The failure for the show to make the respectful silent tribute has disgusted many viewers and professional figures in the entertainment business. ‘Ignoring a significant and solemn American milestone in favor of airing, of all things, a Kardashian interview… is a major shot in the foot’, said entertainment expert Scott Huver to Fox News. Glenn Selig, a crisis communications specialist insisted that the decision was ‘clearly a mistake, intentional or not’ and added that it was ‘clearly disrespectful to not only avert coverage, but to supplement its programming airwaves with a reality show star Kris Jenner.’
An Nbc spokesperson has revealed that Nbc will not apologize for their decision because they have not participated in the tribute since 2006. The spokesperson revealed that it wasn’t a ‘tradition’ in the show to do so.