NBC Apologizes to Affiliates For Today’s 9/11 Moment of Silence Pre-emption Controversy


NBC may not be apologizing to viewers for pre-empting the moment of silence honoring September 11 World Trade Center victims—choosing instead to air an interview with Kris Jenner about her breast implants—but the broadcast network has apologized to affiliates for the storm of criticism it created at a local level. From The New York Times:
“Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the Sept, 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers … and for that we apologize.”