Pat Kiernan wanted the bagels. It was January 15, 2020 — National Bagel Day — and the crew of NY1’s morning show, Mornings on 1, had already pillaged the breakfast platter in the control room when word came down that it was being requested on set. The bagels had been sent to weekend anchor Kristen Shaughnessy, but Kiernan didn’t ask where they’d come from until he and his co-anchors were under the lights, ready to go live. “The second he heard that it was Kristen, it was like, Do not touch — it’s poison,” says a colleague. “They literally dropped the bagels,” says a former producer.