NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

  • 1947
  • 2016 Seasons
  • 5.5  (533)

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.

NBC Meet the Press
Filter by Source

Seasons
4/24/2016
42416. 4/24/2016
April 24, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Bob Graham join the show.
5/8/2016
50816. 5/8/2016
May 8, 2016
The presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump joins the show to discuss the state of his campaign.
5/22/2016
52216. 5/22/2016
May 22, 2016
Sec. Hillary Clinton and Mark Cuban join the program
5/29/2016
52916. 5/29/2016
May 29, 2016
Fmr. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the show. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses the state of the race.
6/5/2016
60516. 6/5/2016
June 5, 2016
Gary Johnson and Sen. Mitch McConnell
6/12/2016
61216. 6/12/2016
June 12, 2016
The 2016 general election campaign is discussed.
6/19/2016
61916. 6/19/2016
June 19, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) joins the program.
6/26/2016
62616. 6/26/2016
June 26, 2016
Donald Trump senior adviost Paul Manafort & Sen. Tim Kaine join the show
7/3/2016
70316. 7/3/2016
July 3, 2016
ISIS, Terror and 2016 are discussed
7/17/2016
71716. 7/17/2016
July 17, 2016
Meet the Press goes on the road from Cleveland before the Republican National Convention
7/24/2016
72416. 7/24/2016
July 24, 2016
Donald Trump joins the show. Meet the Press goes on the road for the DNC in Philadelphia.
7/31/2016
73116. 7/31/2016
July 31, 2016
Paul Manafort, Julian Assange & Garry Kasparov join the show.
8/7/2016
80716. 8/7/2016
August 7, 2016
Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn & Gov. Rick Scott join the show.
8/28/2016
82816. 8/28/2016
August 28, 2016
Political rhetoric in the 2016 campaigns is discussed.
9/4/2016
90416. 9/4/2016
September 4, 2016
Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Mike Pence joins the program
9/11/2016
91116. 9/11/2016
September 11, 2016
Join Meet the Press on the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
9/18/2016
91816. 9/18/2016
September 18, 2016
Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Gov. John Kasich, and Kellyanne Conway join the show.
9/25/2016
92516. 9/25/2016
September 25, 2016
Join Meet the Press the Sunday before the first presidential debate.
10/2/2016
100216. 10/2/2016
October 2, 2016
If it's the Sunday before the Vice Presidential debate... it's Meet the Press.
10/9/2016
100916. 10/9/2016
October 9, 2016
Round Two: Join Meet the Press for Insight and analysis before the second Presidential Debate.
10/16/2016
101616. 10/16/2016
October 16, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden joins the show
10/23/2016
102316. 10/23/2016
October 23, 2016
With the debates in the history books, join Chuck Todd for this week’s in depth political analysis.
10/30/2016
103016. 10/30/2016
October 30, 2016
With 9 days to go before the election, join Meet the Press for insight and analysis.
11/6/2016
110616. 11/6/2016
November 6, 2016
Tune into Meet the Press for the final Sunday before Election Day.
11/13/2016
111316. 11/13/2016
November 13, 2016
Join Meet the Press for the weekend after the election for analysis.
11/20/2016
112016. 11/20/2016
November 20, 2016
Tune in to Meet the Press for this week's in-depth political analysis.
11/27/2016
112716. 11/27/2016
November 27, 2016
Join Meet the Press for analysis of this week in politics.
12/4/2016
120416. 12/4/2016
December 4, 2016
Tune in to Meet the Press for our interview with Vice President-Elect Pence.
12/11/2016
121116. 12/11/2016
December 11, 2016
Join Meet the Press for insight and analysis of this week's politics.
12/18/2016
121816. 12/18/2016
December 18, 2016
n/a
5/1/2016
512016. 5/1/2016
May 1, 2016
Ted Cruz discusses his presidential campaign. John Brennan discusses foreign policy.
7/10/2016
771016. 7/10/2016
July 10, 2016
Commissioner of the Philadelphia PD Charles Ramsey, Sen. Cory Booker & Sen. Bob Corke
Description

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.

  • Premiere Date
    November 6, 1947
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (533)