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Posted: Friday, 27 June 2014 11:25AM

WDSU takes a beating over "Today Show" blackout

"Today Show" fans hoping to catch a few segments of Hoda Kotb and her best friend Karen Swensen of WWL-TV in the anchor chairs this morning instead found themselves watching an extra hour of "The Queen Latifah Show."

Why the New Orleans NBC affiliate would choose to air a re-run of Queen Latifah instead of delivering the 10am hour of their national morning show featuring two local stars is their own business, but the reaction on social media was swift and harsh.

Adding a bit of personal insult to injury, Swenson brought a bottle of Bobby Hebert's wine up to Rockefeller Center with her to share with her friend.

Fortunately, Hoda was tweeting all morning, and here's a little glimpse of what we missed, including the Cajun Cannon's wine:
And for all you jilted viewers, here's the clip from

And here's the official response, from WDSU's Facebook page:

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