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Meet the Press is an American television show focused on politics, foreign policy, and economic issues. A moderator interviews high-level government, business, academic, and other thought leaders about the most pressing issues of the day. The one-hour program airs on Sunday mornings on the NBC network, and is the longest running television show in history. It first aired during the very early years of television, on November 6, 1947, after starting out as a radio program in 1945.

Every US president since John F. Kennedy has appeared on the prestigious news show, though Ronald Reagan was a guest before he won the presidency. Every vice president since Alben Barkley has gone on the show, as has every Secretary of State since John Foster Dulles and every Secretary of Defense since Robert McNamara. Notable foreign heads of state who have visited the show over the years include Golda Meir, Fidel Castro, Anwar el-Sadat, Tony Blair, Indira Gandhi, and Pervez Musharraf.

The show has had a number of moderators over the years, starting with Martha Rountree in 1947 and ending with the current moderator, former NBC News correspondent David Gregory. The longest serving moderator was the very popular Tim Russert, who led the show from 1991 until 2008, when he unexpectedly passed away from a coronary thrombosis while recording voiceovers for the show. Russert, known for his tenacious interview style, is widely credited with improving Meet the Press and making it essentially a proving ground for politicians.

Meet the Press garners consistently high viewer ratings, not only for the quality of its moderators and guests, but because the one-hour format allows for something rarely seen on television: extended, in-depth interviews with national and global leaders. The show also features roundtable discussions among well-known journalists and political pundits. Most recently that list has included former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and author Jon Meacham, among others.

2016 Seasons, 3197 Episodes
November 6, 1947
Cast: Chuck Todd
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NBC Meet the Press Full Episode Guide

  • Commissioner of the Philadelphia PD Charles Ramsey, Sen. Cory Booker & Sen. Bob Corke

  • Ted Cruz discusses his presidential campaign. John Brennan discusses foreign policy.

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  • Join Meet the Press for insight and analysis of this week's politics.

  • Tune in to Meet the Press for our interview with Vice President-Elect Pence.

  • Join Meet the Press for analysis of this week in politics.

  • Tune in to Meet the Press for this week's in-depth political analysis.

  • Join Meet the Press for the weekend after the election for analysis.

  • Tune into Meet the Press for the final Sunday before Election Day.

  • With 9 days to go before the election, join Meet the Press for insight and analysis.

  • With the debates in the history books, join Chuck Todd for this week’s in depth political analysis.

  • Vice President Joe Biden joins the show

  • Round Two: Join Meet the Press for Insight and analysis before the second Presidential Debate.

  • If it's the Sunday before the Vice Presidential debate... it's Meet the Press.

  • Join Meet the Press the Sunday before the first presidential debate.

  • Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Gov. John Kasich, and Kellyanne Conway join the show.

  • Join Meet the Press on the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

  • Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Mike Pence joins the program

  • Political rhetoric in the 2016 campaigns is discussed.

  • Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn & Gov. Rick Scott join the show.

  • Paul Manafort, Julian Assange & Garry Kasparov join the show.

  • Donald Trump joins the show. Meet the Press goes on the road for the DNC in Philadelphia.

  • Meet the Press goes on the road from Cleveland before the Republican National Convention

  • ISIS, Terror and 2016 are discussed

  • Donald Trump senior adviost Paul Manafort & Sen. Tim Kaine join the show

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) joins the program.

  • The 2016 general election campaign is discussed.

  • Gary Johnson and Sen. Mitch McConnell

  • Fmr. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the show. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses the state of the race.

  • Sec. Hillary Clinton and Mark Cuban join the program

  • The presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump joins the show to discuss the state of his campaign.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Bob Graham join the show.

  • NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton plus a look at the relationship between Washington & Hollywood.

  • The Sony hack and the threat of cyber terrorism. Plus, one-on-one with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

  • Exclusive with former Vice President Dick Cheney on the heels of the Senate ‘Torture’ Report.

  • MTP looks at race in America as protests march on across the country over the grand jury decisions.

  • A special look at race in America, & what comes next in the aftermath of the Ferguson, MO protests.

  • Our "Meet the Candidate" series continues with an exclusive interview with 2008 hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT). Plus, a roundtable with columnist William Safire & reporter Tom DeFrank on Decision 2008 & DeFrank's new book, "Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford."

  • Exclusive! Comedian (and presidential candidate?) Stephen Colbert on Decision 2008. Colbert will also discuss his new book. Plus, a political roundtable with Doris Kearns Goodwin , Kate O'Beirne , Judy Woodruff & Sally Bedell Smith , author of the new book, "For Love of Politics - Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years."

  • Entertainer Bill Cosby and Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Professor Dr. Alvin Poussaint tackle the controversial and complicated issues facing black communities across the nation and discuss their new book, "Come On, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors."

  • Exclusive! Former Senator John Edwards (D-NC) joins us exclusively this Sunday to talk about his race for the White House. Then, a political roundtable with David Brody, David Broder, Margaret Carlson & Ted Koppel. Plus, a special look back at the 50th anniversary of Sputnik with NBC's veteran space correspondent, Jay Barbree.

  • Former President of the United States Bill Clinton joins us to discuss Decision 2008, his wife's presidential bid & the third annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative -- focusing this year on education, climate change, world health & poverty. Plus, a political roundtable with Dan Balz, Pat Buchanan, David Gregory & Tavis Smiley.

  • In the fifth installment of our "Meet the Candidate" Series, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) joins us this Sunday for an in-depth interview on the major issues in her bid for the White House. Then, in a Sunday morning exclusive, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan discusses his new book, "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World" and shares his insights into current events & the four U.S. presidents for whom he served.

  • Exclusive! Senators John Kerry (D-MA) & John McCain (R-AZ) debate the war in Iraq. How will the Petraeus report affect U.S. policy? We'll discuss the future of the War with two key senators and Vietnam veterans -- only on "Meet the Press." Plus, a political roundtable with Chris Cillizza of WashingtonPost.com and NBC's Chuck Todd.

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Rundown Of May 20, 2012 Sunday Morning Talk Show Guests

Budget discussion could dominate this Sunday's slate. Paul Ryan pulls double-duty on both NBC and FOX. CBS is happy to prove any man or woman can be an island. And two Senate Budget Committee members weigh in on big talk by House Speaker John Boehner.

Barney Frank, Dianne Feinstein Among May 13's Sunday-Morning News Show Guests

Judging from the guest list this week, expect the conversation to revolve around President Obama's reversal of course concerning legislating gay marriage. Unfortunately, nobody booked Bristol Palin. Instead, the usual Sunday-morning suspects have lined up guests ranging from Clay Aiken, to Hilary Rosen, Barney Frank, John Thune and Dianne Feinstein.

Ted Nugent: 'Black Jew At A Nazi-Klan Rally'

It's hard to really "sensationalize" anything Ted Nugent says. Often, for the several valid points he can sometimes make, it's hard to make others actually sound more crazy than they already do at the time. So it is that we now introduce, Ted Nugent....rocker, activist, gun-owner, hunter, "black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally." That last part? His words, not ours.

As More Sponsors Jump Ship, Rush Limbaugh Still On Defensive

Rush Limbaugh made an apology Saturday for crude remarks made on his radio show about a Georgetown University law student's congressional testimony. He claimed Monday that should be enough. Some, increasingly including sponsors, disagree. The conservative pundit jested Monday that even he got a busy signal dialing into his show to get in line with sponsors calling to abandon their support.

With A Lawsuit Rumored, Rush Limbaugh Apologizes

It might be too late, but conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh has decided he'll cut his losses and apologize for calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" on his show repeatedly last week. Limbaugh issued a full statement via his website Saturday backing off his remarks disparaging Fluke's testimony before an all-Democratic mock congressional committee concerning whether insurance coverage of contraceptives should be mandatory.

President Obama Backs Student In Wake Of Rush Limbaugh's 'Slut' Remarks

President Obama Friday personally called embattled Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke and offered her his personal support after being called a "slut" and "prostitute" publicly by conservative talk-radio personality Rush Limbaugh, reports the Los Angeles Times today. Limbaugh directed Wednesday's invectives at the third-year law student after she testified before an all-Democratic mock panel concerning contraceptive insurance coverage.