Behind the scenes at NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’


Poynter senior media writer Tom Jones spent a recent Sunday watching the taping of the iconic Sunday morning news show and talking to its moderator, Chuck Todd. They talked about the show’s mission, the criticism Todd catches each Sunday on Twitter and just how much longer he wants to moderate the longest-running show on TV.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s a little after 8 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning and “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd is taping a two-minute segment called “Data Download.” At the NBC News studio in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, Todd is standing in front of a touchscreen full of numbers that change each time he brushes his fingers over it. With his naturally accessible style of talking, Todd is breaking down young voter numbers and what they could mean to this week’s midterm elections.

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