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Meet the Press Salutes Marion Barry

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On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd remembered former DC mayor, Marion Barry, who passed away over the weekend.

“Marion Barry died overnight after a brief stay in a Washington D.C. hospital,” said Todd, “Barry rose to national prominence as mayor of Washington D.C.  He was a commanding presence for decades.  He served four terms as mayor and one term in prison.  Marion was a civil rights leader who became mayor, a symbol of self governance for African Americans who put many blacks in positions previously reserved for whites.”

Todd continued, “but he also struggled with addiction and famously was arrested in a sting operation in a Washington hotel.  He had been lured there by a former lover.  And while that arrest is what many Americans outside Washington remember, for Washingtonians, at least for some of them, they forgive him because of his days as a civil rights leader.  Marion Barry was 78.”

Video Courtesy of NBC’s Meet the Press.

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#TweetThePress with Chuck Todd and Mark Dubowitz

04AbiJGzIt’s Friday which means it’s time for #tweetthepress!

Really interesting conversation on Twitter regarding the Iran nuclear deal and sanctions between Mark Dubowitz (@dubo1968) of The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (@followFDD) and Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) of Meet the Press (@meetthepress).

Check it out on Twitter using the hashtag #tweetthepress.

Chuck Todd on Awkwardness Over Gregory’s Departure

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 5.21.48 PMSo… Water under the bridge, right? Ahhhh.

In a HuffPo Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill, Chuck Todd discussed his relationship with former Meet the Press host, David Gregory.

When asked whether interactions with Gregory were still awkward in any way, Todd uncomfortably sighed, “about as awkward as being asked questions about it.”

Ouch.

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Luke Russert’s Final ‘Daily Rundown’ Sign Off

Luke-Russert2For its last broadcast to originate out of DC, NBC’s The Daily Rundown ended Friday morning with a Luke Russert monologue thanking  Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd. Russert said it was honor to guest-host the show.

Starting next Monday, the show, which began in 2010, will be hosted by José Díaz-Balart based out of Miami.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal on ‘Meet the Press’ this Sunday

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NBC’s Chuck Todd will sit down for an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Sunday’s Meet the Press. Jindal, an outspoken opponent of the Affordable Care Act and potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, will discuss his decision not to expand Medicaid in his state, just one day after open enrollment begins for the second time under the health care law.

The governor is also slated to discuss the politics behind the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as the actions President Barack Obama will reportedly take to grant amnesty for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.  The crew will also discuss his ambitions for 2016.

‘Meet the Press’ Turns 67

Today, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest running program on television, celebrates its 67th anniversary.

In the below clip, NBC offers a flashback of the program’s moderators since its debut on November 6, 1947.

And we won’t even mention the awkward moment right before current moderator Chuck Todd is introduced…

Chuck Todd Joins Stephen Colbert to Discuss Midterm Elections

Moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd was a guest on last night’s “Colbert Report” to discuss his fascination with politics, today’s midterm elections, and his forthcoming book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, on shelves next week.

Chuck explained why control of the Senate may not play out until January 2015:

Todd: “These midterms are so exciting, I know you love them so much. Not only could we have recounts — you love those, not only will it take the Iditarod to get the votes from the bush country in Alaska to find out who wins Alaska, but we’ll have runoffs in Louisiana, and a runoff in Georgia in January. So why shouldn’t these midterms last until January of 2015? They’re very exciting.”

Stephen Colbert: “Chuck, if I have to keep talking about the midterms after tomorrow night, I’m going to go to Maine and start making out with that nurse.”

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Highlights from the 11.2.14 Sunday Shows

SundayShows-w-candyUS Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer:

…there really are positive signs in all three countries. In Liberia, thanks to the presence of the CDC and the US military, we see the rate of safe burial, which is a key part of the solution here, skyrocketing to close to 90% in the capital Monrovia. In Sierra Leone, the rate of safe burial within 24 hours is close to 100%. And CDC thinks that around half to 70% of the infections may well come from unsafe burial. So you could imagine what a difference that could start to make here you know just in a matter of days or weeks. And the rate of improvement in safe burial came over a four or five day period just because of the injection of command and control, frankly, by the United States and by the British and the Sierra Leonean context.

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Brian Williams to Anchor Election Night Coverage on NBC News

brian-williams-dnc-300x168NBC News has announced its Tuesday, November 4 midterm election night coverage plans, to be led by Brian Williams.

The “NBC Nightly News” anchor will host two live primetime hours from 10-11 pm ET and later from 10-11 pm Pacific Time. The network will extend its coverage during the 11 pm ET hour online at NBCNews.com, with special reports online and in broadcast throughout the night.

Joining Williams in coverage of the evening will be “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck ToddAndrea Mitchell; “TODAY” co-host Tamron HallTom Brokaw; “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough; senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing; national correspondent Peter Alexander; Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; and correspondents Ron Mott and Luke Russert. Coverage will also include an exclusive interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and commentary from former White House senior adviser David Axelrod and ”Noticiero Telemundo” anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.

NBC’s Deborah Turness Reportedly Considered Jon Stewart as ‘Meet The Press’ Moderator

jonstewartBefore deciding on Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press,” NBC News president Deborah Turness apparently considered Jon Stewart.

New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman cited three unnamed senior television sources, with one saying that NBC was “ready to back the Brink’s truck up,” in the network’s effort to do “anything” to get the host of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” to agree.

Sherman writes:

“It makes sense that NBC would make a run at Stewart. The comedian-cum-media-critic possesses something that broadcast executives covet: a loyal, young audience. And it’s not the first time NBC tried recruiting him. According to sources, NBC Entertainment courted Stewart several years ago for a 10 p.m. variety show (the slot ultimately went to Jay Leno).”

On Wednesday, Todd poked fun at the rumors on Twitter, tweeting a combination of his program’s closing line and a popular segment from Stewart’s program.

 

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