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NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd this afternoon emailed colleagues to confirm that Luke Russert will join the program – that his late-father Tim Russert hosted for 17 years – as a regular contributor. He’ll contribute both on Sundays and online throughout the week.
“Luke has an impressive love for politics and has proven himself on the Capitol Hill beat,” wrote Todd and acting executive producer John Reiss to “MTP” staff. “He’ll continue in his current role reporting for the network and MSNBC, but he’ll also branch out to take on new projects specifically for us.”
In an email to FishbowlDC, NBC again reaffirmed that rumors Russert was given a $500,000 bonus for joining the program are untrue.
Todd and Reiss’ note to staff after the jump. Read more
Luke Russert, son of the late moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Tim Russert, is rumored to have earned a $500,000 bonus for joining the Sunday morning show as a regular panelist, a claim NBC has shot down.
It was first made by Washington Gadfly Evan Gahr, who quoted an anonymous source as saying, “The crew at NBC [meaning engineers and cameramen] have been talking about this since last week. There are no secrets in the building.”
Yesterday, NBC spokeswoman Erika Masonhall responded to The Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein, saying, “We don’t typically comment on contracts, but in this case we feel it’s warranted: This is absolutely untrue.”
The story was also covered today by the New York Post’s Page Six.
UPDATE: Luke Russert dismissed the rumors Wednesday, tweeting:
I don't usually respond to tabloid gossip but sometimes the record needs to be set straight. I have not gotten a single cent frm NBC for MTP
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) September 10, 2014
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In 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
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On Sunday, June 15, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday Show in the DC market, with more total viewers than CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” combined, according to Nielsen Media Research. Although down 42% in P2+ versus the same Sunday last year (6/16/2013), the NBC program with David Gregory hosted Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert, whom hosted the program for 16 years and passed away six years ago the Friday before the Father’s Day Sunday Show airing.
“FOX News Sunday” clocked in a with 43,000 total viewers in the Washington market – second to that of NBC which had 51,000 total viewers in the market – more than doubling its audience from the same week last year (up 59% in P2+). It closed out with Robert De Niro on a collection of paintings by his late father and his HBO documentary “Remembering the Artist.” Read more
On Sunday – Father’s Day – NBC correspondent Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert – spoke to an audience at Politics & Prose on his new preface to his father’s book Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life that pays tribute to Tim’s father, a World War II veteran.
In honor of the book’s 10th anniversary since its initial publication, Luke’s added introduction explores his father’s legacy and the lessons of his grandfather, Tim’s father.
“I wrote the preface in one sitting. I took 6.5 – 7 hours at my kitchen table in one night and just started going. All of these ideas flowed out, and it was a very cathartic experience and one that I’m really glad and fortunate I was able to do. It allowed me to compose my thoughts on how I felt as his son and what he meant to me, and put it into coherent terms.”
Russert went on to add how important it was that his father gave him as much time as he did. Read more
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