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AM: Yesterday’s News?

February 15, 2010

If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.” American Morning co-hosts John Roberts and Kiran Chetry and AM executive producer Jamie Kraft seem to have embraced the old NBC slogan about their repeats today. This AM viewer experienced a strange sense of deja vu this morning when Jeanne Moos’ “Chocolate Covered Bacon Anyone” story ran this morning.

Twice, Moos’ “Moost News in the Morning” segment was broadcast today without any indication that it had been aired almost a year ago (March 10, 2009). Not only did Kiran and John not mention that it was a repeat but they also even regurgitated their prior “ad lib” remarks from that report (in AM’s first hour). I.e., John reminded Kiran again that he had introduced her to the Canadian “delicacy” poutine during the election; Kiran remembered anew that it tasted “even more delicious” because she was pregnant; and John revealed once more that poutine consisted of “French fries covered in gravy…topped in [‘with’ today] cheese curds.”*

If Jamie needed some quick filler for the show today and Kiran and John did not feel like adding new color after a late Valentine’s night, that is understandable. However, an apropos caveat to the AM audience would be appreciated. The “most news in the morning” should not include yesteryear’s news unless it is duly noted.

American Morning – 02/15/10 (@6:56 a.m. ET)