August 03, 2015 | Updated at 06:42 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Remembering September 11: NBC Today Show SKIPS Twin Towers Tribute, Airs Kris Jenner Interview (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama led the annual moment of silence for the World Trade Center attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Every television network around the country aired the tribute live on air except NBC's "TODAY" show, which instead decided to air an interview with Kris Jenner discussing her latest boob job. At 8:46 am, the exact time the first plane hit one of two buildings that made up the Twin Towers in 2001, the President and First Lady led the remembrance from the White House. NBC's New York City local affiliate aired Kardashian's intervuew live.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Sep 11, 2012 03:57 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Kris Jenner
  • TV Personality Kris Jenner (Photo : Keeping Up with the Kardashians)
  • 9/11 Light Tribute

  • The Tribute in Light is illuminated next to the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center during events marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York (Photo : Reuters)

President Barack Obama led the annual moment of silence for the World Trade Center attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  Every television network around the country aired the tribute live on air except NBC's "TODAY" show, which instead decided to air an interview with Kris Jenner discussing her latest boob job.

Freedom Tower Time-Lapse Video Released on 11th Anniversary of 9/11 [WATCH]

"Back now at 8:45 with Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian clan," said co-host Savannah Guthrie before starting a five-minute interview about Jenner's recent breast enhancement surgery and rapper Kanye West being a part of the Kardashian family.

At 8:46 am, the exact time the first plane hit one of two buildings that was part of the Twin Towers in 2001,  the President and First Lady led the remembrance from the White House.

NBC's New York City local affiliate opted to not join the rest of the country and aired Kardashian's interview live.

The network has been slammed for the decision. It came as a shock to the show's viewers because New York City is where the attacks took place. Hundreds of people gathered around the memorial. Members of NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority and the victims' families observed a moment of silence at Ground Zero in the city where the Twin Towers once stood.

As Jenner chatted with Savanna Guthrie, critics tweeted complaints about NBC's decision to forgo airing the live tribute for a chat with a reality star.

"The Today Show has Kris Jenner on, no mentions of 9/11. Is 11 years the expiration date of caring? Terrible," wrote one critic.

"The fact that Kris Jenner is a guest on the today show on 9/11 seriously makes me doubt humanity," wrote another.

"The Today Show chose to continue their interview with Kris Jenner rather than participate in a 9.11 moment of silence. DISGUSTING."


 

Meanwhile, former Today host Ann Curry is reportedly being offered an $8 million book deal to reveal the inside scoop on her former TODAY show colleagues.

The book would be a tell-all where Curry would share inside knowledge on her former co-anchor Matt Lauer and her replacement Savannah Guthrie.

Curry was reported to be disappointed in Lauer for helping orchestrate her exit in late June when she was replaced by Guthrie due to a decline in televison ratings.

TODAY show has been beaten by Good Morning America after holding the no.1 spot for sixteen years. Lauer is now reportedly "hated" by TODAY show's production crew members and several long-term producers for Curry's departure.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar

The Duggars Are In Desperate Need Of Some Cash

The Duggars are asking their fans for money.

Katrina Kaif

Did Katrina Kaif's Co-Star Reveal She Is Engaged?

Oops! Did a Bollywood star accidentally announce that Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are engaged?

Ginnifer Goodwin

'Once Upon a Time' Star Ginnifer Goodwin Talks Who Will Be In Possession Of The Dagger

Ginnifer Goodwin reveals why the Charmings should NOT be wielding that dagger.

Kim Matula

Will Hope Return On 'The Bold and the Beautiful' To Fight With Steffy Over Liam Again?

The rumor mill is once again churning out potential reasons for Kim Matula to reprise the role

Ashlyn Pearce

Ashlyn Pearce Speaks Out About Aly's Shocking Death On 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The actress took to social media to address the trn of events and thank fans for their support.

WWE Raw

Monday Night 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch WWE Wrestling 2015 Online @ 8 pm ET

Catch Brock Lessner and the Undertaker live online

Adiz 'Bambi' Benson

Bambi Gets Way Too Close To Another Man On 'LHHATL' Amid Lil Scrappy Drama

Bambi might have found comfort with an aspiring rapper as she and Lil Scrappy face challenges in their relationship on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

The cast of 'Days of Our Lives' posing at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Is 'Days of Our Lives' No Longer In Jeopardy Of Being Canceled?

The show has seen a spike in viewership.

Future and Ciara

Future Just Can't Stop Talking About His Ex In Interviews

Future admits to feeling 'embarrassed' for his ex-fiance Ciara.

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss Reveals Due Date, Fans Will See Pregnancy Journey On 'RHOA'

Kandi Burruss spills the beans on details of her pregnancy and what fans can expect to see from her on the new season of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta'

Cecil the Lion

The Internet Is Pissed At An American Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

After Walter Palmer was outed by the media, people took to social media to express outrage at him.

Terrence Howard

'Empire' Star Terrence Howard Faces Real Drama, Ex-Wife Hits Him With Assault Lawsuit, Details Inside [

Terrence Howard is on the top of the world in his career with the new success of 'Empire.' But his personal life is getting the spotlight as his wife claims he physically assaultd her.

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Friend Calls Out Her Family For 'Planning For Her Death'

A friend of Bobbi Kristina Brown has turned the tables on her family and suggested revealed what she said is the truth behind what happened leading up to Bobbi Kristina's death.

Latest News

WWE Raw

Monday Night 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch WWE Wrestling 2015 Online @ 8 pm ET

Brock Lesnar is back, but John Cena may be missing from the lineup.

Will Smith Jada Pinkett

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Are Not Getting Divorced...But Has It Been Talked About 'In The Past?'

There are currently rumors going around saying that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith might be ending their marriage after 17 years.

Zoe Sugg Alfie Deyes

See Video Of Zoe Sugg & Alfie Deyes' Fun Night At The Pier

YouTube vlogging couple Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes had some fun at a fair over the weekend.

Kim Richards

Kim Richards' Daughter Celebrates One Year Of Marriage, Monty Brinson Shares Message

Brooke Brinson recently celebrated one year of marriage with husband Thayer Weiderhorn.

5 Seconds of Summer

Watch 5 Seconds of Summer's Music Video For 'She's Kinda Hot'

After plenty of teasing Australian pop/punk rockers finally dropped their latest music video!

Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville Feels Like She's Moving 'Backwards' After Losing Full-Time Role On 'RHOBH'

Brandi Glanville is moving from a house into an apartment.

Paulina Gretzky

Watch Paulina Gretzky's Son Do A 'Fake Cough'

Paulina Gretzky's son is developing into his personality.

Yolanda Foster

Yolanda Foster Returns To L.A. Ready To Battle Lyme Disease

Yolanda Foster spent a week-long vacation in Canada, but over the weekend, she returned to reality.

Russell Wilson & Ciara

Future Slams Ciara And Russell Wilson In Latest Tweet

Is Future jealous of Russell Wilson?

Miley Cyrus

Are Harry Styles & Miley Cyrus 'Soul Mates?'

Check out Miley Cyrus' latest antics on Instagram involving One Direction's Harry Styles.

Real Time Analytics