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Meet the Press
Meet the Press with Tim Russert logo
Meet the Press with Tim Russert logo
Genre News
Running time 22 minutes w/o commercials (1947-1992); 44 minutes w/o commercials (1992-present)
Starring Martha Rountree
Ned Brooks
Lawrence E. Spivak
Bill Monroe
Marvin Kalb
Roger Mudd
Chris Wallace
Garrick Utley
Tim Russert
Country of origin United States
Original network/channel NBC
Original run November 6, 1947 – Present
IMDb profile

Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. It was later adapted for television. Meet The Press made its television debut on November 6, 1947. It is now the longest-running television show in broadcasting history. Image File history File links Tv_nbc_meet_the_press_with_tim_russert_logo. ... NewS (NEWS) is a J-pop group from Johnny & Associates, which also produced groups such as SMAP, TOKIO, Kinki Kids and Tackey & Tsubasa. ... Ned Brooks (1901-1969) was an American television and radio journalist who was moderator of NBCs Meet the Press on television from 1953 until 1967 and earlier on radio. ... Marvin L. Kalb (born June 9, 1930) is a journalist in the United States perhaps best remembered as being the host of Meet the Press from 1984 to 1987. ... Roger Mudd, born February 9, 1928 in Washington, is a U.S. television journalist. ... Chris Wallace Chris Wallace (b. ... Garrick Utley (November 19, 1939, Chicago, IL) is TV journalist who worked for NBC News for around 30 years before moving to ABC and then to CNN where he currently works. ... Timothy John Russert, Jr. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The American Mercury was a periodical first published in 1924 and edited by the noted drama critic George Jean Nathan and the journalistic gadfly Henry Louis Mencken. ... WRC is a NBC Universal owned NBC TV Station in Washigtion D.C. Categories: ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...


History

Meet the Press and similar Sunday-morning interview shows specialize in interviewing national leaders on issues of state, economics and foreign policy. These shows help fulfill the obligations of the networks to provide a public service to the community. The Sunday-morning interview shows in the United States are influential television talk programs which often feature national leaders as guests. ...


The show was originally presented as a 30-minute press conference. The original producer, Lawrence E. Spivak, the publisher of conservative political and cultural magazine American Mercury until 1954, remained on the show as permanent panel member and then as moderator until November 1975. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


Today, the show is an interview and roundtable discussion. Tim Russert has hosted the show since December 8, 1991. Its full name then changed to Meet the Press with Tim Russert. The show expanded to 60 minutes in 1992. Timothy John Russert, Jr. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Russert's sign-off is "That's all for today. We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press." During football season, Russert, a native of Buffalo, New York, sometimes adds, "Go Bills!" Spoofs of the show on Saturday Night Live often reflect this addition. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area    - City 136. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ...


Ratings

As of April 2006, Meet The Press has been the number one Sunday-morning interview show for five years straight, beating Face the Nation, This Week and FOX News Sunday.[1] The Sunday-morning interview shows in the United States are influential television talk programs which often feature national leaders as guests. ... Face The Nation logo Face the Nation is an American Sunday-morning interview show which premiered on CBS on November 7, 1954. ... This Week Current Logo This Week is one of the U.S. Sunday morning political talk shows It has aired on Sunday Mornings on the ABC since 1981 and has been hosted by George Stephanopoulos since September 2002. ... FOX News Sunday is public affairs magazine on Fox, airing on Sunday mornings. ...


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Meet the Press: Information from Answers.com (492 words)
Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly American television news show produced by NBC.
Meet the Press made its television debut on November 6, 1947.
Meet the Press and similar Sunday-morning interview shows specialize in interviewing national leaders on issues of state, economics and foreign policy.
Meet the Press (674 words)
After Meet the Press moved to television, Spivak continued to serve as producer, regular panelist, and later, as moderator.
Meet the Press' contemporary format consists of three interview segments with guests of national and international importance, followed by a roundtable discussion.
In the mid-1960s, Meet the Press found its niche on Sunday afternoons.
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