NBC Advertises 'Recent Job Opportunities' Right Before Kicking Sue Simmons To The Curb
That was awkward.
As you may have heard, NBC Channel 4 fired Sue Simmons after 32 years when it didn't renew her contract. Last night, the channel chose to use their final ad spot right before Simmons' final broadcast to advertise for "recent job opportunities" at NBC!
"Learn more about NBC New York's recent job opportunities by logging onto ncbuniversalcareers.com, or by calling our toll free number!" a chirpy voice said, before the camera went to Chuck Scarborough and a dour looking Simmons, who looked like a woman about to face the guillotine.
Did NBC expect Simmons to call or log on to investigate those recent job opportunities? Or was it mere salt in the wounds?
You almost had to wish she'd yell "the fuck are you doing?" again at the show's director.
Here's the video of Simmons's final broadcast, along with the cruel ad right before.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- Sanitation Sergeant Frank Musella Dies on the Job on Staten Island
Sat., Aug. 1, 1:00pm
Sat., Aug. 1, 2:00pm
Sat., Aug. 1, 7:00pm
Sun., Aug. 2, 3:00pm
- New York's Medical Marijuana Licenses Expected to Be Awarded by Friday
- The Ray of Ray's Candy Store Back in the Shop Despite Heart Surgery