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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:57 PM

NBC News Apologizes to Affiliates for Sept. 11 Omission

Source: B&C

NBC News took the extraordinary step of apologizing to the NBC affiliate community for its decision not to cut to a Sept. 11 moment of silence on Today, which its network rivals aired.

Steve Capus, president of NBC News, issued the apology and explanation to the affiliates Sept. 12.

"Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the September 11th moment of silence not being seen," read his memo. "While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to the anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers... and for that we apologize. At NBC News, have taken great pride in the manner in which we have told the stories of September 11th. From the first moments of the attack, as documented live on Today in 2001...through every anniversary and development since, we are mindful of that legacy and our responsibilities."

Read more: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/489368-NBC_News_Apologizes_to_Affiliates_for_Sept_11_Omission.php



USNews.com reports that ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC's cable news channel MSNBC all carried the remembrance live. This is pretty much NBC's third F-up this year. First that deceptive edit of George Zimmerman's phone call to make it seem like he said "(Trayvon Martin) looks black" without being asked. Then leaving out the 7/7 remembrance from the olympics opening ceremony, controversial tape-delaying tactics, and then cutting to Animal Practice before showing The Who at the closing ceremony. And now interviewing a KARDASHIAN during the 9/11 remembrance? What a new low.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. Who the fuck cares?

 

I would have been pissed if I was watching a show and they cut away.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:00 PM

2. I wonder how much any of the networks will devote to memorial remembrances this coming Monday?. . .

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:12 PM

3. A moment of silence isn't exactly compelling video.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:21 PM

4. When your only priority is short term profits,

 

decisions like this are easy. It also helps if you consider your viewing audience to be a group of wholesale imbeciles, who wouldn't know a respectful moment of silence from an air-raid siren. NBC seems geniunly surprised anyone even cared.

But then again, Kardashimom's new jugs look fabulous!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:38 PM

5. How is this an "F-up" on NBC's part?

Jerkoffs who are so butthurt that NBC didn't fall in line with the other faux 'one-day patriots' could have turned to the other 20 channels showing it, or heaven forbid, have their own moment of silence in private...(The same goes for the butthurt over the 7/7 rememberance)

It's almost like some people wouldn't remember to breathe without TV reminding them to..

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 04:17 PM

7. I think the Today show and olympics decisions reflect quite poorly on the network.

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It is no secret NBC made many poor primetime programming decisions over the past 5 or so years. Now the news and sports divisions are rotting.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 05:11 PM

9. Still, anyone upset enough over a moment of silence needs to FOAD

The time it took to write an angry e-mail to NBC would have been better spent on a private moment of silence...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 05:33 PM

10. Doesn't change the poor taste that NBC's decisions carried.

And really? 9/11 and 7/7 aren't tragic enough for moments of silence? Really?

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Response to alp227 (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

11. OK, for that matter, why didn't EVERY channel on the dial have a moment, then?

since the memory of 9-11 is so significant and anyone not observing properly was in breach of good taste?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:00 PM

12. Not all the broadcast channels have access to network news bureaus.

For example, the CW or independent stations. PBS never shows breaking news live unless it's during the "PBS NewsHour". Fox the broadcast network seldom shows breaking news except live coverage of State of the Union/Election Day/political conventions via Fox News. That is why NBC News showing the 9/11 remembrance on MSNBC but not NBC and showing a freaking KARDASHIAN INTERVIEW during that was so outrageous.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:29 PM

6. They aplogize as fast as the DNC.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 04:24 PM

8. people complain and they apologize over this, but how about their shitty"reporting"

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