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NBC News Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence On 'Today'

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NBC News is drawing fire after it chose to air an interview with "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Kris Jenner on Tuesday morning, instead of the moment of silence remembering when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

Victims' families, the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority Police observed the moment at 8:46 a.m. at Ground Zero in New York, while President Obama and the First Lady led it at the White House.

TV Newser reports that ABC's "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning" and the cable news networks carried the moment. NBC News, however, skipped it in favor of Jenner discussing the upcoming season of her show and her breast implants on "Today."

Viewers sounded off on on Twitter, calling the network's decision a "major fail" and a "new all time low." "Shame on them," one person wrote, while another responded, "stay classy."

TV Newser notes that NBC News' broadcast in New York City did air the moment of silence (WNBC broke into the show with local coverage). The AP reports that "Today" also showed the commemoration in its broadcast on the West Coast.

(h/t TV Newser)

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