According to TVNewser it seems all but a certainty that David Gregory is the new Meet the Press host. HuffPo’s Danny Shea got wind of the choice last night, and even though it was mostly denied by everyone involved it now looks like Gregory’s it. If so it’s an interesting choice considering Gregory’s not so spectacular run with his MSNBC show 1600 Pennsylvania Ave (formerly Race for the White House). One wonders if this is just the sort of decision that might turn the George Stephanopoulos – hosted This Week into the Sunday morning go-to (the show just had its best sweeps month ever). Anyway! What say you readers? Are you in favor of Gregory? (The “other” option allows you to enter your own suggestions).
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TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer caught up with Luke Russert the other day and chatted with him about why he thinks the kids really will turn out for the election this year, how his “dumb” UVA comment taught him to never wing it on live TV, and how his famous name my have helped him get his foot through the door but his “performance and ability got my butt through the door.” As to whether he continues to watch Meet the Press since his father’s death, he had this to say:
I don’t watch it as much as I watched when he was on, obviously. It’s still tough, to some degree, to watch it all the way through. I see who they have as guests, and I tune in. I think Brokaw’s been doing an absolutely outstanding job. Honestly I think, given the situation being dealt, it was so nice of him to essentially come out of retirement and lend his veteran presence. So yeah, I pay close attention to it. I care about what happens to it. I think it really is — and all the Sunday morning shows are — really the last frontier in terms of a format that is watched by millions, in which people can actually have a conversation. I just hope it stays in that realm.
Quite frankly this is one of the funniest things we’ve seen in a while, all the more so because we happened to watch it online after seeing Bill Clinton‘s stint on Meet the Press Sunday morning. Lately we’ve begun to suspect the nation might get more out of an interview with the political impersonator than the actual politician.