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CNN, NBC, FNC Specials on O.J. Simpson Murder Case, 20 Years Later

CNNOJ2Tonight at 9pmET, CNN’s Kyra Phillips reports “O.J.’s Wild Ride: 20 Years After the Chase,” looking back on the slow-speed pursuit of O.J. Simpson on the night of June 17, 1994, four days after the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Tomorrow night at 9pmET, NBC presents a two-hour “Dateline” special on the 20th anniversary of the case. Josh Mankiewicz reports “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: What the Jury Never Heard,” which features exclusive interviews with Kris Jenner, a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, as well as a key witness who speaks out for the first time.

Friday at 7pmET, Greta Van Susteren hosts a special on Fox News Channel. A former criminal defense attorney, Van Susteren’s TV career can be traced back to the so-called trial of the century. Her legal analysis for CNN led to the show “Burden of Proof.” FNC’s Geraldo Rivera hosted the Fox News special “O.J. Simpson At 20″ last month.

Next Monday at 10pmET, CBS’s “48 Hours” will present a look back at the trial.

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9/11 12 Years Later

On this 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the cable news networks are giving significant coverage to the remembrances in Lower Manhattan. Fox News and CNN began coverage around 8:40amET ahead of the national moment of silence led by Pres. and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden. FNC’s Rick Leventhal and Eric Shawn are reporting from Ground Zero. Deborah Feyerick is there for CNN and David Shuster is in Lower Manhattan for Al Jazeera America.

Once again, MSNBC is replaying the “Today” show from Sept. 11, 2001. It has become an annual tradition for the network. In earlier years, the rebroadcast was watched by a majority of tuned in cable news viewers. But you have to wonder how many more 9/11s MSNBC will replay the tragedy in full.

NBC News produced a network wide 4-minute special report at 8:45amET. That’s in contrast to NBC’s coverage at this time last year when the “Today” show was heavily criticized for not carrying the moment of silence and instead continued an interview with Kris Jenner. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchored the report.

ABC and CBS incorporated the moment of silence into their morning shows. That being the case it did not air in many Central Time zone markets. Still in their own morning shows, many Mountain and Pacific Time Zone stations produced their own coverage — or chose not to.


Big Morning for ‘Today:’ Manning, Anderson, Jenner and One Direction

NBC’s breakfast show had an outsized helping of news this morning, including an interview with kidnapped Hannah Anderson, a revelation from just-sentenced WikiLeaker Bradley Manning, and the Kardashian mom (Kris not Kim) made some news too.

Plus, the the area outside “Today’s” Rockefeller Center studio is packed with fans of One Direction ahead of their concert tomorrow. (And it’s pouring rain right now.)

The big news was revealed half-way through the first hour — half-way through an interview with Manning’s lawyer, when Savannah Guthrie read a statement from the disgraced Army private:

“I am Chelsea Manning. I am female. I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility).”

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for his part in leaking more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks.

The two-part interview with Anderson was her first since being freed from a kidnapper she knew, a man who killed her mother and brother. She is still under scrutiny, but in her interview today, thanked those who rescued her. “In the beginning, I was a victim.  But now knowing everyone out there’s helping me, I consider myself a survivor instead. My mom raised me to be strong.”

And in a bit of incestuous booking, Kris Jenner phoned in to talk about her upcoming daytime talk-show interview with her sort-of son-in-law Kanye West. “Tough booking,” Matt Lauer joked. “Well, he is my roommate,” said Jenner. It wasn’t a very tough booking for “Today” either since both NBC and E! where the Kardashians rule, are both owned by Comcast. Jenner’s show, however, is produced by 20th Television, a 21st Century Fox company and airs, mostly, on Fox affiliates.

NBC News Apologizes To Affiliates Over Moment Of Silence Decision

NBC News has apologized to its affiliates for airing a segment with reality star Kris Jenner (from NBC’s corporate sibling E!) instead of the 9/11 moment of silence on Tuesday. The New York Times Bill Carter notes that the network did not and has no plans to apologize for its editorial decision, but did apologize to the affiliates for the uproar it caused.

Mr. Capus sent his memo to NBC Affiliate Corporation Group executives, and began by citing the extensive coverage “Today” provided Wednesday to the attacks on the 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.”


NBC’s ‘Today’ Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kardashian Interview

At 8:46 AM, in New York City and at the White House in Washington DC, there was a moment of silence to remember when the first plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In New York, the NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police and the families of the victims were present, while in Washington the President and the First Lady led the moment.

The cable networks all carried it, with ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” carrying it as well. The only national general news program to not carry the moment of silence was NBC’s ‘Today,” which, in an odd bit of counter-programming, opted to air an interview with “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kris Jenner, who talked about the new season of the reality show, and her breast implants.

After the moment of silence ended, ABC went right to an interview with actor Richad Gere, while CBS went straight into a commercial break.

Here in New York, NBC did show the moment of silence, as WNBC broke into “Today” to carry locally-produced special coverage.

Update: New York mag put together a clip contrasting some of the coverage. It is embedded after the jump.

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Kris Jenner tells Ann Curry Kim Kardashian Made No Money on TV Rights for her Wedding

Kris Jenner was booked on the “Today” show to talk about her new book, but Monday’s news that daughter Kim Kardashian was divorcing after 72 days marriage, was topic A, and B and C and most of D. During the 8-minute live interview Jenner dispelled rumors about how much money Kardashian made on TV rights of the wedding. “We don’t sell television rights,” says Jenner. “Our network has been amazing to us. We have a great relationship with them. But we were all paid to do our television show just like any other episode.”

Jenner also went on the fourth hour of “Today” with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, then to ABC’s “The View” and she’ll be on “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning and HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show” tomorrow night. HLN says Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian will be on with Behar two weeks from today.

Gifford, Greta Van Susteren and Lara Spencer were just a few TV news personalities who attended the wedding.

In late September the whole Kardashian clan co-hosted the fourth hour of the show. E!, on which the Kardashians appear endlessly, and NBC News are both owned by NBCUniversal.

Kardashians to Co-host ‘Today’

Late morning TV watchers, your dream has come true.

Bruce Jenner will be hosting the fourth hour of the “Today” show next week, as will his wife Kris, and his stepdaughters the Kardashians… all of them.

NBC announced that a different Kardashian, and the two Jenners, will sit alongside Hoda Kotb in the co-host seat next week. Khloe Kardashian is first up on Monday, with Bruce Jenner on Tuesday, then Kris Jenner on Wednesday, Kourtney on Thursday and Kim Kardashian on Friday. NBC News and E! — where the 7 or 8 Kardashian shows air — are both owned by NBCU.


Kris Jenner to Co-Host NBC’s ‘Today’

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Kris Jenner has landed a new gig: guest co-hosting NBC’s “Today.”

The Hollywood Reporter says that Jenner will serve as a guest co-host in October. No details were given, but it is a safe bet that it will be during the show’s fourth hour, which is usually hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Update: Yup, Jenner will co-host the fourth hour one day in October.

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” runs on the E! channel, which like NBC, is owned by NBCUniversal. Jenner has also allegedly been tapped to join the regular panel on CBS’ “The Talk,” which is that network’s version of “The View.”