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NBC Works a Family Connection in Effort to Pump Up ‘Meet the Press’

Sep 4, 2014  •  Post A Comment

NBC will keep its Sunday newsmaker show “Meet the Press” a family affair, bringing aboard Luke Russert, the son of the late and much-loved “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, to serve as a regular panelist on the show, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.

The effort is part of the network’s attempt to turn around what the Post calls a “catastrophic ratings slide.”

As previously reported, NBC News named Chuck Todd to moderate the show, ousting David Gregory after the show endured a decline in ratings.

Luke Russert, 29, currently works as NBC’s congressional correspondent.

“Meet the Press” will also bring aboard “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough. Todd will make his debut this Sunday.

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  1. Didn’t nbc learn about how bad Luke was the last time they used him??!!! Bad move …

  2. Tim Russert was the epitome of who should anchor MEET THE PRESS.

    Anyone would have had a tall challenge to follow him.

    I will watch with supportive apprehension to this latest installment of show cadre. I believe Chuck Todd is a good choice. Certainly he knows most of the players inside The Beltway and has been around long enough not to be intimidated by any of them.

    Joe Scarborough too has tenured insight into the ways, means and dysfunctions of the DC Crowd. If he can keep his ego in a supportive role, rather than an overpowering one, he will mix in well.

    As for the younger Mr. Russert, I have seen glimpses of his best qualities and now having accumulated some time out in the mêlée, he will be better equipped to bring forth his, as yet, untapped abilities.

    I feel good about these changes for the enterprise, however the proof will be in pudding.
    Peter Bright

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