Frazier Moore uses last year’s unplanned comment from Vice President Joe Biden on same-sex marriage to describe what he argues is the heart of the show, the “Beltway Booyah moment” that keeps people talking, and the program relevant.
That kind of Beltway Booyah moment helps account for why Gregory loves hosting “Meet the Press,” NBC’s venerable Sunday morning public-affairs program he took over four years ago (and where he recently accepted what the network calls its “long-term commitment” for his services).
“This is an agenda-setting program,” says Gregory. “What happens on ‘Meet the Press’ can definitely make news and frame the debate.”
Gregory and his executive producer Betsy Fischer Martin both signed new deals with NBC in the last few weeks, keeping them on the program long-term. While “Meet the Press” has fallen behind “Face the Nation” on CBS, it remains the number one Sunday public affairs show for the full-hour.
Gregory also talks about following the footsteps of Tim Russert: