Announced Sunday morning....
TOM BROKAW TO SERVE AS MODERATOR OF "MEET THE PRESS" THROUGH 2008
(New York) – June 22, 2008 – Beginning on Sunday, June 29, NBC News' Tom Brokaw
will serve as moderator of "Meet the Press" through the 2008 presidential
election. The broadcast will continue to originate from the NBC News Bureau in
Washington D.C. The announcement was made today by NBC News President Steve
"A lot has been said in recent days about what 'Meet the Press' means to NBC
News and to the nation," said Capus. "To have someone of Tom's stature step up
and dedicate himself to ensuring its ongoing success is not only a testament to
his loyalty to Tim, but his enduring commitment to NBC News and our viewers."
"Some of my best memories from covering the last several presidential elections
have included working closely with Tom, so I know just how lucky we are to have
him step in as moderator for 'Meet the Press,'" said executive producer Betsy
Fischer. "His intellect, focus and calming presence is exactly what we need to
move forward smartly and remain the No. 1 public affairs show on television as
we head into one of the most pivotal elections in our nation's history."
For his part, Brokaw said, "I've been appearing on 'Meet the Press' since the
days of Watergate when it was moderated by Lawrence E. Spivak right through the
distinguished tenure of my great friend, Tim Russert, so I feel right at home.
Tim made 'Meet the Press' the center of the universe for informative and lively
discussions of public affairs, particularly the exciting 2008 campaign for
president, and I intend to continue that commitment to our viewers."
Betsy Fischer is the executive producer and Michelle Jaconi and Rebecca Samuels
are the producers of "Meet the Press," which is seen on the NBC Television
Network from 9-10 a.m. ET in most markets. In Washington D.C. and New York City,
the broadcast is seen from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET. Please check local listings or
the "Meet the Press" website (www.mtp.msnbc.com) for television and radio
broadcast times in your area.
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