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

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: