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 News chief Steve Capus • Apologizing for something that made them look particularly off on Tuesday — instead of airing the moment of silence to honor the victims of September 11 (unlike every other network), they aired an interview with Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashians, about her breast augmentation — a questionable interview choice which drew attention to the oversight. The network says it had not regularly aired the moment of silence on since 2006, with the exception of the ten-year anniversary.
At 10:30 on Monday night, Ann Romney is scheduled to take the stage at the Republican National Convention, in Act 1 of her husband’s four-day introduction to the nation. But tens of millions of people will not be able to watch.
CBS plans instead to show a rerun of “Hawaii Five-O,” its hit police series. Viewers of NBC will see a new episode of “Grimm,” about a homicide detective with the supernatural ability to sense evil. And ABC plans to show “Castle,” a series about a best-selling mystery novelist who helps solve crimes.
Misplaced priorities, or is this speech not that big a deal?
I kind of stumbled onto a new combination of meds. I thought, ‘There’s no reason not to work.’ And so I started to accept more work.Michael J. Fox, in an interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this year. Fox, 51, has been out of the show business limelight for many years, after going public with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in 1998 and leaving behind TV to focus on his health, and helping the effort to discover a cure. Now, fourteen years later, Fox’s drug regimen has improved to the point that he feels it’s time to return to the screen with a regular gig — an NBC sitcom. We couldn’t be happier for him – and he was great on Curb Your Enthusiasm last year, too.
It’s undeniable we hurt our ratings by doing that. We have to balance what we’re trying to do for viewers across the country and our business model.NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus • Discussing whether or not NBC should have tape-delayed some events which ran live; specifically noting the men’s basketball finals between the U.S. and Spain, and men’s tennis finals between Andy Murray and Roger Federer. The London Olympics became the most-watched television event in U.S. history, surpassing the 2008 games in Beijing, and drew a total audience of 219.4 million viewers. The network may even turn a profit on the coverage, after initially forecasting a $200 million loss, and is now wondering if additional tape delays during future Olympics might be in their best interest. source (via • follow)
neightkelly asks: What seems rather suspect? That twitter silenced him or that he leaked the email?
» SFB says: That Twitter silenced him. That sets a very bad precedent for the company and suggests it was for reasons other than those specifically stated. — Ernie @ SFB