NBC’s Today show opted not to air live coverage of the 9/11 moment of silence in order to broadcast an interview with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner. As the only national broadcast network not to air the segment, NBC has come under fire — ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, as well as several cable networks aired the special.
In New York, the local NBC affiliate WNBC aired the live coverage.
The moment of silence — held at Ground Zero in New York City and at the White House in Washington D.C. at 8:46 a.m. — marked the time of day the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center 11 years ago today.
Instead of the 9/11 coverage, Savannah Guthrie and Jenner discussed the finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Jenner’s breast implant replacement, and Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Kanye West. “They are well suited for each other, really, really happy,” Jenner told Guthrie about “Kimye”.
Watch the Today video below:
Here’s the MSNBC video: