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Katie, Matt & Al Never Mentioned Macy’s Parade Accident

There are definitely some red faces at NBC today. “NBC did not interrupt its broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade yesterday to bring viewers the news that an M&M balloon had crashed into a light pole,” the New York Times reports. “In fact, when the time came in the tightly scripted three-hour program for the M&Ms’ appearance, NBC weaved in tape of the balloon crossing the finish line at last year’s parade – even as the damaged balloon itself was being dragged from the accident scene.”

Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker never mentioned the accident.

“CNN carried a flash about the accident at 11:51, while the parade telecast was still going on. NBC’s cable news network, MSNBC, followed two minutes later.” More…

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