Kris Jenner 'Furious' Over Today 9/11 Fiasco
Plus, NBC News prez apologizes ... to affiliates
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2012 10:54 AM CDT
This image released by NBC shows host Savannah Guthrie, left, listening to Kris Jenner from "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," during an interview on the "Today" show in New York on Sept. 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – The nation is upset with the Today show over its choice to air an interview with Kris Jenner instead of the 9/11 moment of silence—but, perhaps more importantly, Kris Jenner is upset with the Today show. "She had no idea that she was speaking during the moment of silence," a source tells Radar. "She has always been such a strong supporter of the troops and now she’s caught in this mess and it’s NBC’s fault, not hers." The source calls Jenner "furious," but no word on what, if anything, she's planning to do about it.

Meanwhile, as some angry viewers called for a boycott of the show, NBC News President Steve Capus apologized yesterday, not to the public, but to NBC affiliates. "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," Capus wrote in a memo obtained by the New York Times.
 

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