Today surprised viewers today when it opted to air an interview with Kris Jenner instead of the moment of silence in memory of 9/11, as it had done in years past.
Given the fact that just about every other network chose to pay homage to the attacks at 8:46 am, it first seemed like an odd choice going with the matriarch of the Kardashian clan. An unexpected move? Yes, but not necessarily a bad one.
President Obama and the First Lady led the moment of silence at the White House, which the other two morning shows covered. Today's decision not do the same may have been an attempt to appeal to those who found it just too much to bear.
The endless stream of stories about the September 11 terrorist attacks can be emotionally trying for many. It's not as though they don't care. The entire nation was shaken by that unbelievable tragedy. Rather, taking an occasional break from the non-stop news about it may feel necessary to get through the day.
After all, isn't that the entire point of reality TV -- to provide a mindless escape. We all know no one does that better than the Kardashians. For those watching Today, Kris certainly didn't disappoint. She talked about the importance of changing out your breast implants when you get older, working out, and daughter Kim Kardashian's romance with Kanye West. Yes, it was fluff, but perhaps much needed fluff at that particular moment.
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Do you think Today made a bad choice going with a Kris Jenner interview instead of the moment of silence?
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