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NBC News Boss Offers Show of Support for 'Meet the Press' Host TVNewser

With her embattled "Meet the Press" host the subject of widespread media speculation, NBC News President Deborah Turness sent a memo to staff of the newsmaker program that said she was reiterating her “support for the show and for David [Gregory],” reports TVNewser.

“There has been a great deal written about 'Meet the Press' in the past few days, much of it quite ludicrous,” Turness wrote in the memo. “Unfortunately, some of the chatter has been vindictive, personal and above all -- untrue. NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of 'Meet the Press.' He is passionate about politics, and is committed to getting answers for our viewers on the issues that matter to them the most.”

As previously reported, NBC hired a psychological consultant to make an assessment of Gregory. He also told The Washington Post that the show is fighting “like hell” to improve its ratings.

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