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Weekend Show Preview – 9.7.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Sunday marks Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) will join “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Chuck Todd and Deborah Turness Have Thursday Night ‘Working Dinner’ at Stoney’s

In the final 72 hours before his debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where was Chuck Todd? Stoney’s!

In an interview with POLITICO’s Dylan Byers this week, Todd recalled NBC News president Deborah Turness - who just last month announced that he’d replace David Gregory as “MTP” moderator – requesting a staff working-dinner for Thursday.

Thursday being the start of the NFL season, Todd told Byers, “We found a sports bar that gave us a room with a TV…The rest of the staff can have a working dinner. I’m going to be watching football.”

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Joe Scarborough to Join NBC News as Senior Political Analyst, ‘MTP’ as Regular Contributor

Meet the Press - Season 67In its continued revamp of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and the network’s political coverage, NBC News today announced that “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough will join the peacock network as a senior political analyst and regular contributor to “MTP” while remaining a co-host Mika Brzezinski at MSNBC. In addition, the former Florida Republican Congressman will join NBC’s election coverage team and offer political news analysis across network programming.

“Joe has one of the best political minds in the NBC family,” said NBC News political director Chuck Todd, in advance of his first Sunday as moderator of “Meet the Press.” “His love of politics and passion for debate will guarantee the kind of robust conversation that has always been a hallmark of ‘Meet the Press,’ and I look forward to the reported analysis he’ll bring to the table.” Read more

Chuck Todd Lands Exclusive with President Obama for Debut as ‘MTP’ Moderator

unnamedFor his first Sunday as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd will talk exclusively with President Barack Obama on topics ranging from ISIS to US relations with Russia and Ukraine and the 2014 midterm elections.

The interview will take place at the White House this weekend and air during Sunday’s 10:30am broadcast of “MTP.”

The Obama exclusive comes days after John Reiss was named acting executive producer of “Meet,” replacing Rob Yarin, who held the top producer spot during the tenure of David Gregory, who was ousted last month.

Luke Russert, Joe Scarborough to Join ‘Meet the Press’ as Regular Panelists

s-LUKERUSSERT-largeLuke Russert, who’s father Tim Russert served as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” for 17 years, will join the Sunday morning show as a regular panelist, “Page Six” reports.

The New York Post also reports that “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough “is taking on a larger role within NBC News as a senior political analyst and would be one of the regular Sunday panelists.”

The news comes days after NBC News SVP Alex Wallace announced that John Reiss would join NBC’s “Meet the Press” as acting executive producer, replacing Rob Yarin.

This Sunday, Chuck Todd takes over as moderator, replacing David Gregory, who was ousted last month.

‘Meet the Press’ Makeover Continues with New Acting Executive Producer

Meet the Press - Season 67NBC News SVP Alex Wallace announced today that John Reiss will join NBC’s “Meet the Press” as acting executive producer, replacing Rob Yarin, who assumed the same role in August 2013 with David Gregory as moderator. TVNewser was first to report that Reiss joins as Chuck Todd prepares to take over as host of the world’s longest running television program this Sunday, September 7.

Reiss for the past seven years served as EP of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and prior to that was an EP for “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline” producer.

Wallace writes that Yarin, who will continue in a new role with “MTP,” will “be integral to establishing a 24/7 editorial presence and ramping up our digital strategy.”

On Friday, FishbowlDC reported that 23-year NBC News veteran – 11 as “MTP” EP – Betsy Fischer Martin would depart the peacock network that day.

See Wallace’s full note to staff, after the jump. Read more

Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd

During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC’s ”Meet the Press,” the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory.

Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, and the segment airs clips of him being called upon for interviews over the years, followed by commentary from family members including his wife and his mother and colleagues Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams.

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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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