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'Meet the Press with Jon Stewart' was almost an actual thing

With The Colbert Report ending soon, Comedy Central apparently almost lost another staple in its lineup to network television.

New York magazine reports that Jon Stewart was initially approached and in talks with NBC News president Deborah Turness to replace David Gregory on Meet the Press. Gregory, who had hosted the show since 2008, was replaced last month by Chuck Todd. According to sources, the Peacock was prepared to offer The Daily Show host virtually “anything” to make the deal happen. READ FULL STORY

'Meet the Press' pays tribute to David Gregory

Meet the Press honored David Gregory, the news program’s longtime host who suddenly departed the show this week, on Sunday’s episode with a brief video tribute.

Andrea Mitchell, who was filling in for Gregory, ended the hour by looking back at Gregory’s career, ranging from his time moderating a GOP debate in 2012 to his 2010 interview with General David Petraeus. “Meet the Press makes a lot of history,” Mitchell said. “And a great deal of it was with David at the helm since he started in December 2008.” READ FULL STORY

NBC supports David Gregory for 'Meet the Press'

NBC’s news chief says she supports embattled Meet the Press moderator David Gregory “now and into the future” as the Sunday morning public affairs program tries to turn around sinking ratings.

NBC News President Deborah Turness, in a memo to Meet the Press staff members, said Gregory has been the victim of vindictive, personal, and untrue chatter.

“NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of Meet the Press,” Turness wrote. “He is passionate about politics, and is committed to getting answers for our viewers on the issues that matter to them the most.”

The network has been concerned by the reaction to a story published Sunday in The Washington Post that said that NBC commissioned a “psychological consultant” to interview Gregory’s wife and friends. The word “psychological” quickly became a sticking point; NBC says they worked with a brand consultant probing perceptions of Gregory’s strengths and weaknesses to develop a marketing campaign. READ FULL STORY

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