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Charles David Todd (born April 8, ) is an American television journalist who is the 12th and current moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He also hosts MTP Daily on MSNBC and is the Political Director for NBC News. Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press, Todd was Chief White House He became a frequent guest on political discussion shows, such as Hardball. November 8, selection is the CMO of one of the oldest and most popular draws in media: pro football. . Est. revenue (Yahoo): $ million .. that Visa is betting big on the tech world to help it reach new customers—millennials. Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program broadcast on NBC. . He took over as moderator of Meet the Press on December 8, , and During the professional football season, Russert, a native of Buffalo, New York, On September 28, , MSNBC premiered MTP Daily, a new weekday.
Opening game[ edit ] The first regular season game to be shown by NBC under this contract, between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelersaired on September 7,followed by the first Sunday-night game — between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants — on September 10, Flexible scheduling[ edit ] NBC Sunday Night Football is the beneficiary of the league's new flexible-scheduling system. Since the NFL now considers Sunday Night Football to be its featured game of the week, for the final seven weeks of the season seven of the final eight weeks during the, and seasons because of Christmas weekendthe NFL has the flexibility in selecting games that are more intriguing and typically have playoff implications to air on Sunday night.
World Series conflicts[ edit ] In its first four seasons of Sunday night coverage, NBC took one week off in late October or early November, so as not to conflict with Fox 's coverage of baseball's World Series.
In NBC did not air a game on October 22, which was the scheduled date for Game 2 of the World Series, but a potential conflict still existed on October 29 had the series gone seven games the conflict never arose, however, as the World Series ended in five games. With the change in World Series scheduling beginning inNBC did not air an NFL game in order to avoid a conflict with World Series Game 4, which is the first chance a team would have to clinch the series.
Inthere was no game on October 28; inthere was no game on October 26; and, inthere was no game on November 1. Although no games aired on these nights, Football Night in America still aired as scheduled at 7: Both games featured the New Orleans Saints at home, first in against the Pittsburgh Steelersthen in against the Indianapolis Colts. New Orleans and Indianapolis do not have a Major League Baseball team, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have had poor seasonal performances in recent years, at the time having not recorded a winning record since While the Saints won both games, the former matchup featuring a major ratings draw in the Steelers, combined with the latter matchup against the Colts being a 62—7 blowout while Game 4 of the World Series between the St.
Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers was a more closely contested game, caused the ratings to slip in The game wound up being scheduled opposite the fourth and final game of the World Series. Both the Packers and Vikings have a baseball team in their respective home states Wisconsin 's Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota 's Twinsbut the two Major League Baseball teams have struggled in recent years.
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The game, between the Packers and Saints in New Orleans, was scheduled against Game 5 of the World Serieswhich under the seven-game format would be played only if necessary a split in the first two games between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals assured the series would need at least five games to determine a champion.
Major League Baseball moved the start of the series to a Tuesday instead of Wednesday so it could avoid competing with the NFL on Thursday and Monday nights in addition to Sunday night. Both the Packers and the Broncos entered the game undefeated at However, the game wound up being scheduled opposite the fifth and final game of the World Series between the Royals and the NY Mets that night.
Both the Packers and the Broncos have a baseball team in their respective home states Wisconsin's Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado's Rockiesbut both of those MLB teams performed poorly that season. Both the Eagles and the Cowboys have a baseball team in their respective home cities Philadelphia 's Phillies and Dallas 's Texas Rangersthe latter plays their home games at nearby Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
The Phillies did not contend for the National League East inwhile the Rangers won the American League West title that season, but they lost in three games to the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALDS ; on the other hand, the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bearsthe NFL franchises of the participating World Series cities, have been performing at the bottom of its respective divisions in recent years, with the Browns issues dating back to the team's return to the league in As for the two games that aired simultaneously on October 30, the Cubs beat the Indians,to force a Game 6 of the World Series on November 1, while the Cowboys beat the Eagles,in overtime.
Both the Steelers and the Lions have a baseball team in their respective home cities Pittsburgh 's Pirates and Detroit 's Tigersthe latter plays their home games at nearby Comerica Park in Detroitbut neither of their baseball counterparts did well that season; as for the NFL franchises of the participating World Series cities, the Rams who moved back to Los Angeles from St.
Louis in were in contention for the NFC West through Week 8 of the season meanwhile, Los Angeles' other team, the Chargerswho moved from San Diego inwere struggling at that same point of the season while the Houston Texanswho had reached the playoffs the previous two seasons, also struggled.
As for the two games that aired simultaneously on October 29, the Steelers beat the Lions,while in Game 5 of the World Series, the Astros beat the Dodgers,in 10 innings. However this game wound up being scheduled opposite the fifth and final game of the World Seriesbetween the LA Dodgers season and the Red Sox that night.
The city of Minneapolis does have an MLB team, however, the Twinsfailed to qualify for the postseason. During the season, no game was initially scheduled for NBC in the affected weeks — instead, the schedule slot for the NBC game was left vacant, with one Sunday afternoon game being moved to the primetime slot the schedule for the affected weeks simply read "one of these games will move to 8: CBS and Fox could each protect four of its games during Weeks 10 through 15 and also each protect one of its games for Week 17; however, these two networks had to decide which games to protect in early Octoberafter Week 4 of the NFL season.
Those games could be replaced under flexible scheduling if the need arose. The same rules under which CBS and Fox protect games for their own packages still apply.
Three of the games in the last seven weeks of the season were eventually replaced with more compelling matches. This resulted in the situation — twice — of having a team playing on consecutive Sunday nights. New England had consecutive Sunday nighters: Likewise, the Washington Redskins played a scheduled game at the New York Giants on December 16, and their December 23 game in Minnesota was moved to prime time. For the last week of the season, the Tennessee Titans — Indianapolis Colts game was moved, switching places with the Kansas City Chiefs — New York Jets game that was originally scheduled in the Sunday night slot; the Titans needed a win to secure the final AFC playoff spot.
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Eastern Time instead of the normal 8: Eastern Time, averting any conflict. As had happened ina team played on consecutive Sunday nights due to a game being moved into the Sunday night time slot. The originally scheduled New York Giants- Dallas Cowboys game on December 14 was followed by a flexed December 21 home game for the Giants against the Carolina Panthers ; the Giants-Panthers game was flexed because it carried serious playoff implications, as the winner would clinch the NFC 's top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.Full Toomey: 'Senators Need To Step Up' After Mattis Resignation - Meet The Press - NBC News
This was the second of three flexed games, with a December 7 interconference matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. He agreed, but said he would need to be paid because he was running out of money to pay for law school.
Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press[ edit ] He was hired by NBC News' Washington bureau the following year and became bureau chief by Russert assumed the job of host of the Sunday morning program Meet the Press inand would become the longest-serving host of the program.
Its name was changed to Meet the Press with Tim Russert, and, at his suggestion, went to an hour-long format in The show also shifted to a greater focus on in-depth interviews with high-profile guests, where Russert was known especially for his extensive preparatory research and cross-examining style.
One approach he developed was to find old quotes or video clips that were inconsistent with guests' more recent statements, present them on-air to his guests and then ask them to clarify their positions. With Russert as host the show became increasingly popular, receiving more than four million viewers per week, and it was recognized as one of the most important sources of political news. Time magazine named Russert one of the most influential people in the world inand Russert often moderated political campaign debates.
John ChancellorRussert's NBC colleague, is credited with using red and blue to represent the states on a US map for the presidential electionbut at that time Republican states were blue, and Democratic states were red. How the colors got reversed is not entirely clear. Russert testified previously, and again in United States v. Lewis Libbythat he would neither testify whether he spoke with Libby nor would he describe the conversation. Russert testified again in the trial on February 7, If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission.
Times wrote that, "Like former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Russert was one of the high-level Washington journalists who came out of the Libby trial looking worse than shabby. All the litigation was for the sake of image and because the journalistic conventions required it. It's our best format. I don't think the public was, at that time, particularly receptive to hearing it," Russert says.
Those in favor were so dominant.
We don't make up the facts. We cover the facts as they were. Folkenflik went on to write: Russert's remarks would suggest a form of journalism that does not raise the insolent question from outside polite political discourse—so, if an administration's political foes aren't making an opposing case, it's unlikely to get made.