Saturday, June 6, 2009
An Ace For NBC
Over the years I've seen some low-down shameless things on Nightly News, but this takes the cake. During Tuesday's story about the crash of Air France flight 447, Lester Holt made sure to include some gratuitous footage from the French Open Tennis Tournament, where a moment of silence was observed for those who lost their lives. Meanwhile, NBC just happens to be broadcasting the semi-finals and finals of the French Open this weekend. So Nightly News used the Flight 447 tragedy to promote NBC's upcoming tennis coverage. Well done, Lester. Game, set and match, NBC.