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Meet the Press - Watch episodes on elecciones2013.info and the NBC App. Chuck Todd hosts the Sunday morning public affairs program. Luke Russert's decision to leave NBC News shocked TV While in college, Russert co-hosted a sports talk show with James Carville on Sirius XM Radio. " Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd tweeted on Wednesday that. Meet the Press is the longest-running television show in history. If you don't have cable or can't get to a TV, you can watch NBC live on your.
It's even more unusual for one to do so on the eve of the political conventions.
And Russert is no ordinary correspondent. He is a living link to his father's legacy, but also a well-respected reporter who overcame widespread complaints about nepotism. Some observers thought he would be a NBC "lifer" like his father. One person described him as feeling like he's on a highway, and like if he doesn't take the exit now, he might regret it. Initially Russert talked about leaving NBC "because he thought he needed a new environment," the close friend said.
But "then his thoughts became more that he needed a break, period.
So I get it. His first assignment was the political conventions. Work was a welcome opportunity at the time. His father's death came suddenly, the result of a heart attack while inside a tracking booth at NBC's Washington bureau, and some of his friends and colleagues said they're not sure Luke ever fully processed it.
Russert gradually earned the respect of colleagues and rivals. He recently worked long hours covering a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives. I know the thinking; regular viewers have panel guests they like more than others, so you want to keep bringing the popular ones back.
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Liberal media watchdog Media Matters found that more than 75 percent of guests on major Sunday politics shows in were male and 84 percent were white. But freshening the panel with new faces will bring new ideas, which makes the show more interesting, especially to casual viewers.
I know such change is possible; in my last Reliable Sources appearance in November, half the guests were female and 30 percent were non-white. NBC missed a chance for diversity in hiring another white male as host the show's first moderator, Martha Rountree, is also its only permanent female host, hired when the program was a radio show in Which makes it even more important to open up the show's Rolodex and use the guests to add variety.
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It's time to present a wider range of voices speaking on the week's events. And with a week to develop shows, there's time to ensure those voices are substantive and revealing, too. One lesson Meet the Press could learn from network sibling The Tonight Show is the power of viral media. Creating moments that resonate online can turn the show's segments into social media calling cards, reaching out to an audience that rarely watches Sunday politics shows.
It's also a chance to get the audience more involved in the discussions. Today's media consumers expect a two-way discussion that incorporates their input without looking gimmicky or forced.
But this will only work if the show Makes news by challenging the Washington establishment more. Critics may not always agree, but Russert developed a reputation for cutting through talking points by showing what guests said in the past and how it might not line up with what they are saying in the present. Meet the Press could use more of that spirit; too many news shows play it safe with guests, especially sought-after names that can bring publicity. Too often, Gregory was criticized for moving in the opposite direction and asking questions steeped in establishment concerns.