NBC News President Steve Capus apologized to managers of the network’s affiliated stations — not for deciding not to observe a moment of silence marking the 11th anniversary of 9/11 during Tuesday’s Today show, but for subjecting the stations to criticism for a decision they didn’t make. Today was the only one of the three network morning shows that didn’t participate in the observation. Instead Today broadcast an interview with Kris Jenner of Keeping Up With The Kardashians discussing her breast augmentation. Capus sent his memo to NBC Affiliate Corporation Group executives, the New York Times reported, and began by citing Today’s coverage of the attacks on American embassies in Libya and Egypt. Then he added: “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.”
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