The rumors swirled for much of last week, after an exclusive Politico report, that David Gregory was out at Meet the Press. NBC made it official on Thursday. Chuck Todd will take over as moderator of the program on September 7. Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss.
While Andrea Mitchell, guest host last week for Meet the Press, offered a tribute to colleague David Gregory, Mike McKean noted behind the scenes things had not been as pleasant.
Earnest Perry agreed, saying Meet the Press's rating had dipped below that of CBS's Face The Nation, and that the change in leadership was in some ways "inevitable". He added, in their current forms, the Sunday morning talk show was at the risk of being "just one more cable news show"
Mike McKean said he attributes the trouble Meet the Press finds itself in to both the show's sources, and producers.