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Which Does Chris Wallace Like Hosting More: ‘Meet the Press’ or ‘Fox News Sunday?’

Chris-Wallace2“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace talks about his 50 years in news in a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter. In the wake of the shakeup at NBC’s “Meet the Press” — which he hosted for two years beginning in 1987 — Wallace talks about the significance of the Sunday shows. “I’m a little concerned that the in-depth interview has gone the way of the dodo bird. That’s a big mistake. This is the one platform in the TV landscape where you can get the thoroughly researched, carefully prepared interview of a top policymaker.”

You’ve been on “Today,” “Meet the Press” and “NBC Nightly News.” Which did you like best?

Fox News Sunday. I have the best job of my career. It says something that when the alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. I wake up with a smile, rub my hands together and say, “I get to play today.”

What was the most exciting story you ever covered?

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Sunday Show Hosts React to Chuck Todd Hosting ‘Meet the Press’

chuck todd mtp 2Like other news timeslots, the Sunday morning shows are fiercely competitive. But before Chuck Todd takes the reins of “Meet the Press” September 7, his soon-to-be competitors are welcoming him into the fray.

Here’s what a few of them tell TVNewser about Todd’s ascension to “MTP.”

George Stephanopoulos: “Chuck’s been preparing for this his whole career. Great to have him in the Sunday morning mix.”

Chris Wallace: “I welcome Chuck to the Sunday morning wars. Enjoy the last few Saturday nights out you’ll have for a long time. I expect Chuck to be solid competition, which will only make the game more interesting.”

Bob Schieffer: “David and Chuck are both friends of mine so I wish both of them the very best.”

Last night, Todd tweeted his feelings on landing in the coveted “MTP” moderator chair.

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, August 10

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 173 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 147 | HLN: 160
  • Primetime: FNC: 153 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 213 | HLN: 182

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

97

Kurtz:

78

FNSunday:

117

Faulkner:

206

Reporting:

150

Pirro:

138

Stossel:

170

Reporting:

162

Pirro:

164

MSNBC
Caught:

85

Caught:

95

Caught:

95

Caught:

122

Caught:

131

Caught:

124

Lockup:

158

Lockup:

217

Lockup:

247

CNN
Nwsroom:

169

Nwsroom:

89

Nwsroom:

81

Nwsroom:

165

TheHunt:

202

TheHunt:

274

TheHunt:

163

TheHunt:

159

TheHunt:

150

HLN
Files:

124

Files:

130

Files:

100

Files:

155

Files:

151

Files:

192

Files:

204

Files:

219

Files:

266

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Politico: David Gregory Cut Vacation Short to Host ‘Meet the Press’

david gregory_304x200POLITICO reports amid increasing rumors of his imminent ousting, David Gregory left his vacation midway through last week to moderate “Meet the Press” Sunday.

David Gregory wasn’t supposed to host “Meet the Press” on Sunday. He was on a planned vacation in Nantucket, where, the night before, he had hosted a special presentation of the Boston Pops, sponsored by Coastal Living and Real Simple. Midway through the week, however, Gregory changed his mind. His fate at “Meet the Press” had been the subject of numerous press reports. Page Six and others had declared him dead in the water come November. Several NBC personalities were already vying to replace him. Gregory was chartered back to Washington for Sunday’s program, having concluded, one NBC source said, that being off was “a dumb move” — that would have only further fueled speculation that the host was on his way out.

And yesterday, Greta Van Susteren echoed her colleague Chris Wallace‘s criticism of NBC News’ treatment of Gregory on GretaWire.

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Chris Wallace: NBC Shouldn’t Leave David Gregory ‘Twisting in the Wind’

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace appeared on “MediaBuzz” to give his thoughts on the influence of Sunday shows today and the rumors swirling about one of his competitors.

“I think it’s lousy,” Wallace said about how NBC News is treating “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory amid rumors of his imminent ousting. “We all understand we don’t have a right to these jobs; it’s a tremendous privilege. On the other hand, I think we do have a right to be treated properly and not shabbily, and if you’re going to get rid of David Gregory–and I don’t know if they are, I have no inside information–then they ought to just do it. But this kind of twisting in the wind…it’s unseemly.”


The Evening Ticker: Wallace, Zakaria, Philbin

  • Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” did something it has never done yesterday. It topped NBC’s “Meet the Presss with David Gregory” in both both viewers and the A25-54 demo in the Washington, D.C. market. The last time “FNS” beat “MTP” in D.C. was Nov. 4, 2007 when Wallace interviewed Pres. Bush, and Tim Russert was the host of “Meet the Press.”

  • CNN host Fareed Zakaria is joining The Atlantic as a contributing editor. He will write for The Atlantic as well as participate in events for both AtlanticLIVE and Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global business news brand. Zakaria starts in September,

  • Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford will be back on morning TV together as Reeeg! fills in on the fourth hour of “Today” this Friday. With Hoda Kotb out of town, Regis and Kathie Lee will pick up right where they left off 14 years ago, when they co-hosted “LIVE!”

Secretary of State John Kerry Caught on Fox News Hot Mic Talking Israel Ground Invasion

Kerry FoxIf you’re the U.S. Secretary of State appearing on all five Sunday shows in the middle of two international crises, you’re probably receiving plenty of phone calls between interviews. This morning, one of those calls Secretary John Kerry picked up was caught on a “Fox News Sunday” hot mic.

“It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation; it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said during a conversation with an aide before his interview with Chris Wallace. It’s not clear what the aide said in response, but Kerry continued: “We’ve got to get over there…I think, Jon, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”

Coming out of airing the hot mic clip, Wallace asked Kerry if what he meant by “hell of a pinpoint operation” was Israel had gone too far in its ground invasion of Gaza. “You have people who have come out of tunnels; you have a right to go in and take out those tunnels. We completely support that. And we support Israel’s right to defend itself against rockets that are continuing to come in,” Kerry responded.

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Chris Wallace on Mike Wallace: ‘I Was Very Much Ingrained With This Sense of Hard Work’

Chris-Wallace2In an interview with Parade, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace reflects on the advice he received from his father, the late “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace. “He had certainly always had advice to give me and most of the time, or at least some of the time, I listened to him,” Wallace said:

The biggest piece of advice he gave me was professionalism. Oddly enough for somebody who ended up as such a superstar, [he] never thought he was all that talented, [and] had serious doubts about his looks. He had grown up with a serious complexion problem, and so he always felt very strongly that you have to outwork the competition. It’s not going to be handed to you, and if you want to be better than somebody else, you got to work harder. I was very much ingrained with this sense of hard work, preparation, especially for interviews. When you’re talking to a mayor or a city councilman or now to a senator or a secretary of state, they’re going to know more about the subject than you are, but you can know enough that you can make it pretty clear to them, pretty quickly, that they can’t spin you, because you’ll capture them.

The Scoreboard: Sunday, June 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 148 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 121
  • Primetime: FNC: 156 | MSNBC: 180 | CNN: 145 | HLN: 100

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

98

Kurtz:

97

FNSunday:

115

Faulkner:

84

Huckabee:

127

Reporting:

170

Stossel:

169

Huckabee:

143

Report:

128

MSNBC
Caught:

208

Caught:

132

Caught:

128

Caught:

187

Caught:

123

Undercover:

265

Docs:

151

Lockup:

183

Lockup:

169

CNN
Nwsroom:

83

Nwsroom:

60

Nwsroom:

62

Hernandez:

135

Bourdain:

176

Docum:

121

Docum:

138

Docum:

78

Docum:

81

HLN
Files:

72

Files:

102

Files:

97

Files:

116

Files:

98

Files:

74

Files:

128

Files:

211

Files:

209

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The TV Ticker: FNC, CNN, NBC, CNBC

  • Fox News has a new special report airing this weekend hosted by Chris Wallace. “Fox News Reporting: Iraq and the Rise of a Terrorist State” airs first tonight at 10pmET, with encores tomorrow night and Sunday night.
  • On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, guest host Jeffrey Toobin will talk about the significance of the anchor change at ABC “World News” this week, and the future of the evening news, with former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather.

  • Monday night on NBC, Meredith Vieira hosts “Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley,” an NBC News primetime special produced by Peacock Productions. Universal Orlando Resort and NBC News share the same parent company.

  • CNBC’s David Faber has a new, one-hour documentary debuting Sunday night at 9pmET. “Amazon Rising” tells the story of a visionary named Jeff Bezos who bet his fortune on the internet and created one of the most admired and feared companies in the world.

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