Around 8:30 a.m, The Today Show on NBC warned the American public to avoid peanut butter in response to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella traced to a peanut factory in Georgia. Immediately after the warning, the show went to a commercial break. First commercial up: Jif Peanut butter. Immediately following the commercial break, weekend co-host Jenna Wolfe brought on Dr. Steven Lamm, an internist and member of the NYU Medical Center. He warned of the dangers of eating any peanut butter and mentioned that there were little tubs of creamy peanut butter in the green room. As he held up a single serve tub for viewers to see, an alarmed Wolfe shouted a warning to a co-worker not to spread it on toast.
Later, in an interview with Gary Walters, former White House Chief Usher, weekend co-host Lester Holt remarked that if the President wanted a jelly sandwich in the middle of the night, he could probably have one made. It was almost as if Holt were going to say PB and J, but made a split second decision to leave out the PB. Do people actually eat jelly sandwiches? I’ve never heard of this, but maybe they do.