NBC’s ‘Today’ skips 9/11 moment for Kardashian

NEW YORK — While its rival news stations covered the solemn commemoration of the first plane striking the World Trade Center on Tuesday, NBC’s ‘‘Today’’ show aired Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner talking about her breast augmentation.

It was an embarrassing moment for the once-dominant morning show and showed the continued delicacy of Sept. 11 memories for television.

Even ABC’s ‘‘Good Morning America,’’ which had Jessica Simpson as a guest host in its second hour on Tuesday, cut away from its usual lineup late in its show to air ceremonies at 8:48 a.m. EDT, the exact moment 11 years ago when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.


The ‘‘CBS This Morning’’ show, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC all covered the moment, too.

NBC noted that ‘‘Today’’ had a lengthy interview with a World Trade Center survivor earlier in its show.