Tom Brokaw to host NBC’s “Meet the Press” through 2008 election season

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Announced Sunday morning….



(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 ( for television and radio

broadcast times in your area.

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