David Gregory Named New Host of Meet the Press

@anniepa (27241)
United States
December 8, 2008 2:22am CST
It was announced this morning by interim moderator Tom Brokaw, who has had that position since the death of Tim Russert, that David Gregory will start as the permanent show of the long running Sunday Morning show beginning next Sunday. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16119.html Gregory is probably best known to many of you as the White House reporter who often "sparred" with both President Bush and his Press Secretaries. He's also been host of the 6:00 PM show on MSNBC "The Road to the White House" which was recently renamed "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" for several months. David Schuster will take over that show this week with a permanent host to be named soon. What do you think - is Gregory a good permanent replacement for Tim Russert? Actually, Tim really can't be replaced so I should say is he a good choice to be the new Meet the Press moderator? I thought of him from the beginning because I think he's a very good and objective reporter who will be fair and unbiased in that chair. Also, what are your thoughts on who should permanently host 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Annie
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• United States
8 Dec 08
I also think David Gregory is a good choice as host for the show. I sill miss seeing Tim on Sunday mornings and, as you say, no-one could really replace him. Tim could not be side tracked and always kept his cool I think that is what I liked best about his interviews.
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• United States
8 Dec 08
It would be nice to think that Tim and your Mom get together on Sundays morning and keep an eye on how David Gregory is doing!
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
8 Dec 08
What a great thought! I can assure you of one thing - my mom became quite outspoken in her later years after being quiet as a mouse when she was younger. If she doesn't like something David says or does she'll tell Tim in no uncertain terms...lol! Annie
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I guess he's as good a choice as possible considering that nobody can ever take Tim Russert's place. I really missed him and his little board in the last presidential election.
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
8 Dec 08
That's for sure, Tim can never be replaced. Who will ever forget, "Florida, Florida, Florida!"? Annie
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Hi Annie, I think David Gregory will do a good job with "Meet the Press". I believe he will be fair and honest with the guests and subjects. We will always regret that Tim Russert passed away, I would have loved to have heard his take on the campaign and election night. He will not only be missed by Tom Brokaw and the crew but is very much missed by the listening audience. David will do a good job though as the moderator, I try to watch the show every Sunday morning.
@anniepa (27241)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Me too, I thought of Tim Russert so often during the election campaign. It's bad enough he was taken so soon but he was taken during the time he loved the most. Annie
• United States
8 Dec 08
I like both, though honestly I think they're both a little "wooden" or, more to the point - plastic. They feel like little Ken dolls. I'll get used to them, I suppose, but like Zeph, it will take me some time to adjust.
@anniepa (27241)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I think it always takes time to get used to someone new after you've become so used to someone else. I guess time will tell and if the ratings suffer too much, meaning not enough people did adjust to the changes, there will be more changes made and more adjustments needed. Annie
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I don't know who would be good. I don't mind change but, change in my news people is hard for me. I get use to a certain reporting style and grow to like it and then it's gone. I just want things to stay the same lol This is screwing up two programs I watch lol
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Me too! Then if Chris Matthews leaves Hardball to run for the Senate, there's another big void to fill. That may happen sooner rather than later because I've heard there are some who feel his continuing on a show such as Hardball would be a conflict of interest if he's serious about seeking political office, and I have to agree as much as I'll miss him. I guess the upside, as hard as it is for people like us to get used to new faces on the news, is there will be some doors opening for some of the good journalists who haven't gotten their big break yet. Some have mentioned Nora O'Donnell to take over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and I think she'd do well there. I have no clue who could replace Chris on Hardball! I think he's one of a kind! Annie