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News Casters Wear Purple For Spirit Day

Today was “Spirit Day”, so, of course, I wore teal. Sorry, everything that I own that has purple in it is in the wash. I love purple, and wear it all the time. Still, for the day that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, there was enough purple to go around anyway. In fact, there appears to have been a run on purple….

Various members of the media have been wearing purple today. George Stephanopoulous and Robin Roberts over on ABC, Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC and all four ladies on The View wore purple today.

And that was just this morning.

This evening NBC’s Brian Williams, whose Giant Head has shown up on The Daily Show a few times, wore purple, as did ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who filled in for Diane Sawyer and was doing a second run on this.

Media Bistro, who supplied the photos, also noted that:

On CNBC, the entire “Squawk Box” and “Squawk on the Street” teams participated: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Joe Kernan, Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, Steve Liesman and Simon Hobbs. Also in purple were CNBC’s Melissa Francis, Sue Herera, Scott Wapner, Tyler Mathisen, David Faber, Kayla Tausche, Brian Sullivan, Amanda Drury, Herb Greenberg, Bob Pisani and Bill Griffeth.

On MSNBC, Willie Geist got into the purple spirit, as did Chris Jansing, Thomas Roberts, Andrea Mitchell, Tamron Hall, Martin Bashir and Dylan Ratigan.

Though, it appears that Dr. Rachel Maddow may have forgotten the purple. It is a bit hard to tell, though.

Late word is that CNBC had everyone in purple, and that GLAAD is thankful. They wrote “GLAAD extends its warmest thanks to CNBC and all our media partners who helped send powerful messages of support and acceptance to millions of viewers across the nation!”



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