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It had been expected that Mr. Gregory would replace Tim Russert, who died of a heart attack in June. The network used the appearance by. Political journalist Chuck Todd is the "Meet the Press" host and only of Meet the Press with Marvin Kalb from Sept, , to June 2, but last saturday "the new york times" reports there was a meeting on june 9th, story number two, a meeting did occur with a russian.
His passing dominated rival cable-news networks and news-talk shows.
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Albans School in Washington said a wake was scheduled there Tuesday evening. Wednesday at 4 p. Russert was the face of political news for NBC as well as cable sibling MSNBC, serving as chief political analyst, a frequent correspondent and an election-night fixture, besides his off-camera duties as NBC News' Washington bureau chief.
He had become almost synonymous with the top-rated "Meet the Press," the TV institution he reinvented while becoming an institution himself. He had been its host since when the show, the longest-running on television, already was in its 45th year. Several tape montages on Sunday's tribute displayed Russert in action, pressing subjects from Ross Perot to Louis Farrakhan. The abrupt void Russert leaves is unprecedented in network TV news.
Even the tragic death of ABC News anchor Peter Jennings in followed his much-publicized battle with lung cancer and his four-month absence from the airwaves.
There was no immediate word on who would host "Meet the Press" next week, or in the weeks after that. Drawing the program to a close, Brokaw observed "this would not have been just another Sunday for Tim: This is Father's Day. Kennedy was assassinated in California less than 3 months later -- shortly after claiming victory in that state's Democratic presidential primary.
He was 42 years old.
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He has since appeared on the program as a U. Senator from Massachusetts 21 times. After she was elected Prime Minister inGandhi grew more concerned about her television image and contacted "Meet the Press" to request makeup samples used during her appearance on the program.
Gandhi a complete makeup set -- including sponges and instructions for application. President Gerald Ford becomes the first sitting American president to appear on the program.
President Ford accepted the invitation as a tribute to "Meet the Press" co-founder Lawrence Spivak, who was making his farewell appearance as moderator of the program. In one of the most dramatic newsbreaks in the history of "Meet the Press" President Jimmy Carter announces that the U. Tim Russert makes his debut as moderator of "Meet the Press. In the center of this photo is then-intern Betsy Fischer, who is now Executive Producer of the program.
Vice President Dan Quayle is the guest. The broadcast breaks television history as "Meet the Press" becomes the first network television program ever to broadcast live in digital high definition.
Bill Bradley to a "Meet the Press agreement" to have weekly debates in place of running political advertisements.
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Five days after the September 11th attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney joins moderator Tim Russert in the first live television interview ever broadcast from Camp David. Democratic Challenger Tom Strickland.
Bush February 8, In another "Meet the Press" first, Democratic strategist James Carville cracks an egg on his forehead to demonstrate he's got "egg on his face" after his projected outcome of the U. Carville predicted 52 percent of the vote for U. Bush and 1 percent for Ralph Nader. Senator-elect Jim Webb D-Va.
He was 58 years old.
A record-breaking 9 million viewers tune in to see Gen. President-elect Barack Obama makes his first Sunday morning television appearance since winning the election to discuss the challenges facing this country and the upcoming transition of power.