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Who Needs A Sunday Morning Jolt?

The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik thinks NBC’s David Gregory needs to liven up Meet the Press and pronto…

As one of the first critics to say David Gregory looked like he was going to be okay as the successor to Tim Russert, I have to acknowledge being disappointed in what I saw Sunday from the new host. Simply put, there was little energy and virtually no passion. And that is the opposite of what made Russert so compelling to watch.

The flaws in Sunday’s telecast were not all the fault of the host. The four-member panel assembled for a discussion that lasted some 20 minutes was one of the dullest and least engaging I can remember seeing on a Sunday-morning public affairs show since the networks started making them ratings accountable.

“By way of comparison,” Zurawik writes, “This Week was absolutely rollicking in the energy level.”

Related: 200,000 Viewers Separate NBC’s “Meet the Press” and ABC’s “This Week”

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