How The Biggest Entertainment Shows Adjust To Bad News

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NEW YORK, NY (KTVI) - Three successful talk shows, The Wendy Williams Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael ARE all known for their humorous banter, celebrity interviews, and cooking conversation. But, what happens when tragedy strikes while they are on camera? Tragedies like 9-11 and more recently the Boston Marathon Bombings changed the tone of the shows.

“We report the news as we understand it as best we possibly can.” said Kelly Ripa.

“You know we really don’t…good go to information" said Rachael Ray.

For talk show host Wendy Williams it’s hard to hold back the tears. “It’s very difficult I mean, the tears just started flowing down my face.”

The executive producers of the shows know just how important breaking news is to the viewer, but their objective is to spread joy in the face of pain.

"It’s difficult at times a bit challenging." said Wendy Williams Show Executive Producer David Perler.

“We have to acknowledge things in the news business of entertaining.” said Executive Producer of Kelly and Michael Michael Gelman.

Entertaining millions even in times of sorrow.