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Chuck Todd Bids Farewell to ‘The Daily Rundown’

Even though network attention turned to remarks being made by British Prime Minister David Cameron during Chuck Todd‘s planned sign off of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” he got his chance in a video uploaded to the show site. In preparation of his last actual weekend for hopefully many years to come, Todd bid farewell in advance of taking over as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on September 7.

“Obviously I’ve got an opportunity of a lifetime for a political journalist. And no matter how much I love every part of ‘The Daily Rundown,’ the ‘Meet the Press’ opportunity is not one I could pass up,” he said. “‘Meet the Press’ is the gold standard of American political journalism, period. The longest running television show on the planet. To be just the 11th custodian of that chair, is easily going to be the greatest honor and privilege I’ll ever have in my professional life.”

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President Obama on Chuck Todd: ‘Now a big cheese’

After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions.

First up: NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.

“I’m going to start with somebody I guess is now a big cheese, he’s moved on,” Obama quipped, referring to Todd’s new role as moderator of “Meet the Press. Todd will vacate his role as the NBC White House lead when he takes over “MTP” on September 7.

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Chuck Todd Gets Advice from Sen. John McCain on ‘Meet the Press’ Hosting Duties

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 11.58.26During his final week as host of “The Daily Rundown” before taking over as “Meet the Press” moderator, Chuck Todd‘s Rundown has featured surprise guests coordinated by producers including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) this morning.

McCain, the most popular “MTP” guest in terms of his number of appearances, was on hand to offer advice to Todd in his new role.

Asked by Todd what he thinks the role of “Meet the Press” has been and should be in Washington and for America, McCain responded, “I think it has been not just the oldest, but the premier Sunday encounter that the American people can have with leading figures in the political world. I would suggest that rather than try to expand it and do all kinds of different issues and subjects and kind of cute little anecdotes, that we really do what you do best, and that is focus on the political dynamics that are going on in this country, which then means, ‘What are our policies. What are the dynamics’.” Read more

‘Meet the Press’ Guest Host Chris Jansing’s Thank You to Staff

Screen-Shot-2014-08-24-at-9.58.45-PMNBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing yesterday guest-hosted “Meet the Press,” and afterward sent a thank you to staff for their support.

“I can’t tell you how your support calmed my nerves and made my prep as good as it could be,” Jansing wrote in the email.

In May, NBC announced that effective in June, Jansing would relocate from New York where she hosted “Jansing and Co.” on MSNBC, to DC for a promotion as senior White House correspondent. Back in Washington covering the White House for less than two months, she’s already guest hosted the network’s most iconic news program.

Last Sunday, Andrea Mitchell guest-hosted “MTP,” days after David Gregory was ousted as moderator, to be replaced Sept. 7 by Chuck Todd.

Click through for Jansing’s thank you to “MTP” staff. Read more

Chuck Todd and NBC President Deborah Turness on Future of ‘Meet the Press’

Meet the Press - Season 67Recently named “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd was a guest on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning and addressed expectations of him as moderator of the iconic Sunday morning public affairs and longest running television program.

“I think the job for all of us, particularly in political reporting, is to demystify Washington for the American public but then also try to translate the American public’s frustration for out of touch Washington people,” said Todd.

Todd’s comments follow NBC president Deborah Turness‘ in a Sunday New York Times piece on her first year at the network and planned growth across its morning and evening – weekday and weekend – programming. Read more

David Gregory to Reflect on Jewish Faith in New Book

Former host of “Meet the Press” David Gregory is expected to publish a book on his Jewish faith in 2015, first reported in this morning’s POLITICO Playbook.

“David and I began discussing a potential book about his personal faith and the spiritual journey people take in their lives,” Simon & Schuster Publishing Group president and publisher Jonathan Karp told Mike Allen‘s morning tipsheet. “We came to terms on the contract in 2011 and have been working together on the project since then.”

Karp went on to explain that the book will not serve as a memoir to Gregory’s six years as “Meet the Press” host or 20 year career with NBC News.

“Let me emphasize that this book has always been intended as an exploration of an aspect of David’s life that viewers rarely see in his journalistic work,” said Karp in Playbook. “The book was never intended as a memoir about his career. That objective hasn’t changed and will not change. This book will be about the inner spiritual journey many of us take in our lives.”

Last Thursday, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced that Gregory would be replaced as host of the network Sunday morning public affairs program by Chuck Todd.

Bret Baier and Andrea Mitchell Both Nominate Chuck Todd for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Days after being named the new host (effective Sept. 7) of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd has already been called out twice by his colleagues.

Yesterday, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who guest hosted “MTP” this past Sunday, and FOX News’ Bret Baier nominated Todd to get wet for ALS.

Baier dumped a bucket of ice water on himself overlooking the Capitol and Mitchell did so seated outside NBC’s Washington bureau.

Mitchell confirmed that Todd is on vacation through next week but has accepted the challenge.

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‘Page Six’ Reports David Gregory Paid $4 Million to Zip His Lips

The New York Post’s Page Six reported over the weekend that NBC paid David Gregory $4 million for a quiet departure from NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“A source said Gregory’s contract extended into next year, so NBC had to pay him for the rest of the term, plus an extra fee to ensure his silence,” wrote Page Six’s Emily Smith and Stephanie Smith of Gregory having to sign a clause restricting him from speaking ill of the network. Read more

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