On ‘SNL,’ a Faux Piers Morgan Talks M.I.A., and a Very Real Lester Holt Talks Whitney

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” featured two TV news personalities, one fake, and one quite real. First, “SNL” parodies CNN’s Piers Morgan in a sketch about the Super Bowl halftime show. Morgan was trying to get to the bottom of rapper M.I.A.’s middle finger:

Then shortly after midnight, as we noted last night, NBC News anchor Lester Holt delivered a special report on the death of singer Whitney Houston: