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David Gregory Moderates Yesterday’s No Labels National Ideas Meeting

Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory yesterday moderated a discussion at the No Labels National Ideas Meeting, with honorary co-chairs Gov. Jon Huntsman and Sen. Joe Manchin.

On the topic of media coverage in Washington, Gregory said, “Sometimes it is an over-simplification to talk about the speed of the news cycle — that is part of the problem. What it is is the attachment to narrative…In Washington political journalism the narrative gets set early and then its built on. Things that fight the narrative get harder to report out, often because of laziness in the media.”

WATCH remarks from Gov. Huntsman via No Labels:

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David Gregory, CNN’s Dana Bash to Moderate No Labels Panel Discussions

No Labels LogoDavid Gregory and CNN’s Dana Bash will moderate panel discussions at No Labels’ National Ideas Meeting on Wednesday, September 17 at the U.S. Institute of Peace. The event will also feature honorary co-chairs Gov. Jon Huntsman and Sen. Joe Manchin.

Earlier this year, No Labels, a non-partisan problem solving group, launched it’s National Strategic Agenda, which urges politicians to “enable the nation to create 25 million jobs, balance the budget, secure Medicare and Social Security and achieve American energy security.”

Its finalized Agenda will be unveiled in New Hampshire and Iowa on October 5, 2015.

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The Important Role of the EP in a Sunday Show’s Success

Meet the Press - Season 67In case you (too) missed it, a piece last week to The New Republic highlighted the often overlooked and actual reason for a Sunday show’s success: the executive producer.

With Chuck Todd‘s debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he and the network are furiously working to regain the #1 rating among Sunday public affairs programming – competing against ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer - but a key component in that battle is the effectiveness of the show’s EP.

“In the world of Sunday shows, which have much smaller staffs than the typical network news program, the EP play an especially crucial role,” writes TNR’s Jason Zengerle. “While the anchor is the one asking senators and cabinet secretaries the tough questions, it’s the EP feeding those questions to the anchor’s earpiece—as well as doing the legwork to book those senators and cabinet secretaries as guests in the first place.” Read more

Highlights from the 9.7.14 Sunday Shows

sunday-shows_304Chuck Todd on NBC treatment of the ousted David Gregory on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter: “I don’t know everything that happened. I was more out of the loop than I think some people would like to believe. I know — I’ve learned in my seven years now in the television business: this is hard. This is a tough business.”

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) on ABC’s “This Week” : “ISIS, at this point, is primarily focused on Iraq and Syria. I think the real threat from ISIS is the foreign fighters from the United States and other western countries that have gone to Syria to fight with them who then may come back. But they pose a threat more as lone wolves than as sort of any sort of organized plot. There’s no evidence at this point that ISIS is plotting and planning in the way that bin Laden was doing for 9/11.” Read more

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.”

Instagram via NBC News VP of communications Erika Masonhall:

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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‘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

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