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Tue Aug 30, 2022, 02:32 PM

NBC's 'Meet the Press' Shakeup Puts Chuck Todd in Jeopardy

The executive producer of Meet the Press, who NBC announced last week is ”shifting” over to the streaming side, was pushed out amid the Sunday politics show’s ratings woes, two people familiar with the matter told Confider.

John Reiss, who had been EP for the last eight years, was officially punted over to the NBC News Now streaming service, and David P. Gelles, a long-time CNN producer who helped develop the now-defunct CNN+ streamer, was parachuted in to help fix the sinking show, which is down 21 percent in total viewership and 24 percent in the key advertising demographic compared to last year—more than any of the other Sunday politics shows.

Gelles’ first order of business, multiple sources said, is deciding what to do about Chuck Todd, who despite recently signing a two-year extension, as Confider has learned, has baffled many at NBC with how long he’s remained atop the struggling show.

NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker is being groomed to replace Todd, multiple insiders with knowledge of the matter said, and is expected to take on more hosting duties as the midterm elections approach.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/nbcs-meet-the-press-shakeup-puts-chuck-todd-in-jeopardy?ref=home

Right up there with Andrea Mitchell retiring!

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Reply NBC's 'Meet the Press' Shakeup Puts Chuck Todd in Jeopardy (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2022 OP
TheRealNorth Aug 2022 #1
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2022 #10
TheRealNorth Aug 2022 #11
Ocelot II Aug 2022 #2
ZonkerHarris Aug 2022 #3
samsingh Aug 2022 #4
hlthe2b Aug 2022 #5
Polly Hennessey Aug 2022 #6
global1 Aug 2022 #7
calimary Aug 2022 #9
central scrutinizer Aug 2022 #8

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 02:35 PM

1. Maybe Chucky can go over to CNN

He seems like the type of host they are looking for.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 05:57 PM

10. CNN

looks like they're kind of jettisoning their "loyal opposition" too.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 07:46 PM

11. Lol

Are you saying Chucky may be to liberal for the New CNN? That would be scary.

I was also reading an article about the new Time Warner CEO - he sounds like a real vulture capitalist. I guess he uses to run Discovery (ie. The Discover Channel). Basically cut any programming that was cheap and appeal to "Middle America" was his thing. God help us if takes HBO/Cinemax in that direction.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 02:41 PM

2. Good. Dude's as useless as tits on a boar, as my dear departed grandpa would say.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 02:41 PM

3. Repeat link. Theres a whole thread on this story already...

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 02:41 PM

4. the toad must go

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 03:06 PM

5. Kristen Welker will be no improvement. She is the queen of "normalizing" the worst of Trumpist

behaviors and bothsiderism. I may not have been a great fan of Tim Russert, but in comparison to those who have come since, I say he is missed.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 04:15 PM

6. Ms. Welker is not an improvement.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 04:26 PM

7. Have Ali Velshi Replace Todd....

Ali is the best they have.

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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 05:15 PM

9. Now THERE'S an idea!

I've been wondering how Ali Velshi could get a better time slot than just regular weekend duty. He deserves it if anybody does!

Chuck Todd isn't fit to polish Velshi's boots.

But then again, Chuck Todd isn't fit to polish ANYBODY'S boots. I hope he GETS the boot!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2022, 05:12 PM

8. Colbert to Elizabeth Warren

“Which interviewer is most annoying, on a scale of Chuck to Todd”

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