The Moment - Chuck Todd: 6/9/15

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The Moment - Chuck Todd: 6/9/15
Mar 22 '161h 14m
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Note: This episode originally aired in June 2015.

Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it. Brian and Chuck also discuss the line between journalism and show business, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck's waning enthusiasm for the political game. Plus, Chuck dives into his vision for Meet the Press, the burden of hosting the longest running television show in history, and the real story behind Advise and Consent.

Topics this week:

NBC's Meet the Press
The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House by Chuck Todd
The Julliard School
Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy
Up, Simba! an essay by David Foster Wallace
Advise and Consent
Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner Fight
Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston

People this week:

Former Senator Rick Santorum
Governor John Kasich
Senator Rand Paul
Former Vice President Dick Cheney
Senator Bernie Sanders
Former Governor Jeb Bush
Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
President Barack Obama
Former Senator Lester Hunt
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Former President Bill Clinton
Senator John McCain
Ross Perot
Mayor Bill de Blasio
Bill Thompson 

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