Why Kathie Lee Gifford Won’t Promote Her Wine on ‘Today’

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By Merrill Knox

kathie lee wineNBC has asked Kathie Lee Gifford not to promote her new wine line on the “Today” show, citing increased scrutiny as a result of Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Gifford talks to the Associated Press:

“They let me announce it and then they’ve asked us to please not discuss it right now,” Gifford said. “We’re in the middle of the big takeover of a major corporation. I think they just want to be — and rightfully so — very careful. Everybody wants to dot i’s and cross t’s and you notice the wine is still sitting there but they’ve just asked me to be a little careful while they’re under great scrutiny and I’m happy to do that.”