TJ: Kiran, You Wanna Listen to Me?

Holmes: a “gentler, kinder” Roberts. Today, almost six months ago to the day, American Morning co-host John Roberts infamously berated Kiran Chetry for typing (off-camera) during his interview of President Obama’s senior advisor David Axelrod. This morning, it appeared to be AM interim co-anchor T. J. Holmes’ time to rant.

Shortly, before mid-show, Kiran and T. J. started to take turns reading the headline news stories. After Kiran reported the first one, T.J. began to read the next one. As he did, a still on-camera Kiran started to type on her computer keyboard.* Almost immediately, T. J. stopped and looked over at Kiran: Tapping her on the arm repeatedly, he exclaimed, “Hey, hey! Wait! What are you doing?”

In an embarrassing moment of deja vu, Kiran’s eyes suddenly widened and she glanced back at T. J. uncertainly. Breaking into a broad grin, T. J. pointed to the camera and chuckled, “One, one is trying to tell your story here, Kiran.” As she sheepishly laughed, T.J. teased, ” You want to listen to me?” Kiran simply smiled and looked ahead.

AM‘s Southern gentleman: You did your momma proud today, T. J.

*American Morning – 03/07/11 (@ 7:20 a.m. ET)

Update: AM producers apparently took note, too: When asked today (March 10) “why no more laptops on [the AM] desk,” Kiran aptly answered, “[L]ooked messy they said.” At least, on two occasions, supra.

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16 Responses to “TJ: Kiran, You Wanna Listen to Me?”

  1. Nick A. Says:

    Don’t know if you’re cool w/vids but here’s 2 clips I made of the segment – pretty funny – especially after the Roberts incident!

    Copy and paste in browser: shorter version (27MB)….m2ts.html longer version (57MB)

  2. Less iKiran Says:

    John was right in asking her to stop typing and TJ was right in telling her to stop and listen. She might learn something if she did that. I miss seeing John in the morning but I’m glad he’s away from her.

  3. The Hazards of Live TV: #25,096 « Inside Cable News Says:

    […] You gotta be kidding me…it’s almost Deja Vu all over again… […]

  4. Kep Says:

    Just read where Kiran attends her local Episcopalian Church. Did some research on the beliefs of that Denomination……..Pro-gay agenda, pro-abortion rights. Not the least bit surprised that Kiran would belong to this Church.

    I know a lot of people seem to like TJ Holmes as Kiran’s co-anchor, but to me he doesn’t act like a professional. He doesn’t have the right voice of a news anchor. And with the addition of TJ, ratings really haven’t changed all that much. There may have been a slight uptick in ratings for AM, but I think that’s probably because of the unrest in the Middle East. All of the other shows have added viewers as well. How long will Kiran get to keep her spot while pulling in lower numbers than Soledad and Miles ever did?

  5. lyons5 Says:

    That show is so boring. I keep trying to like it, or
    get something from it. But I grab the remote after
    two or three minutes. Losing!

  6. Trying Says:

    I was hoping TJ Holmes would boost the show’s energy but it’s just not happening. It’s ironic that he found Kiran’s BB habit rude (which it is) when he’s constantly sipping from his CNN mug while on camera. I find that annoying. Christine Romans is talking and you can see his hand in front of her shot, for example. Can’t he wait for a commercial? Guess he really needs that caffeine; maybe he’s just not cut out for the early shift. They both need to go.

    It’s interesting to watch the parade of people filling in for Kyra Phillips. I wonder if they’re testing the waters a bit there to see if anyone could step in for Kiran Chetry if they decide to can her. So far, I’ve seen Carol Costello, Suzanne Malveaux, Kate Bolduan, Deb Feyerick, Randi Kaye…It’s like they’re throwing them all at the wall to see who’ll stick.

  7. less kiran Says:

    where is Kyra? Has she gone on maternity leave?

  8. jakeho Says:

    Kyra’s on CNN Newsroom this morning.


  9. jerziegrl Says:

    any other video besides the one above that you have to download?

  10. jakeho Says:

    Nick A., I really appreciate your supplying the video clips. Please forgive me for not thanking you in a timely fashion.

  11. jakeho Says:

    Jerziegrl, please check the links graciously provided by Nick A, supra.

  12. T. J. Leaves AM–Early « Carpe Diem Says:

    […] changed from Monday until today? Could it have been his “kinder, gentler” Roberts moment Monday when he gently chided Kiran to “listen” as she typed while he spoke? Perhaps. […]

  13. jerziegrl Says:

    i did try the link, I keep getting and internal server error. Any others our there?

  14. jakeho Says:

    Jerziegrl, I’m sorry that the link did not work for you. Did you try the other one provided by Nick A.? Unfortunately, I do not have another one to which to refer you.

  15. Nick Says:

    Jerziegrl, I re-upped the vids to RapidShare for you. I find it to be more user friendly. (shorter version) 28MB….m2ts (longer version) 60MB

  16. Nick Says:

    ps: don’t copy and paste, just click link

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