I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it. Because I think Al Jazeera has obviously long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and of high quality than any…Al Gore • Defending his sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera, which is owned by the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He was asked by Matt Lauer about the sale on the context of his criticism of the oil industry’s control of media outlets (key phrase, from his recent book: “Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies…”)… and his answer was kind of a non-answer.
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.
It’s “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday, sounding as though she were fighting back tears. “I’m going to have to tell our viewers. That’s what makes me more emotional than anything. I don’t want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them.‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry will bid farewell today – USATODAY.com (via apsies)