Monday, June 16, 2008

Who Should Replace Tim Russert?

After a respectful pause, Bill Carter and Jacques Sternberg of The New York Times begin the horse race on just who will replace Tim Russert on Meet The Press, that most prestigious of Sunday talk shows:

"Any open speculation about whom NBC might turn to was muted out of deference to Mr. Russert and his family. One manifestation of NBC’s reluctance to engage in any planning for its future was the network’s decision not to name a host for next week’s edition of 'Meet the Press.' The former NBC anchor, Tom Brokaw, filled in on Sunday, hosting a show devoted to a celebration of Mr. Russert’s career.

"But the list of potential names to assume the moderator role on 'Meet the Press' is already well known. From inside NBC, the potential candidates include the evening news anchor, Brian Williams, who would be doing double duty (as Mr. Schieffer did for a time at CBS), correspondents David Gregory and Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC hosts like Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann. Several of those names are already lightning rods for critics, however."

We ask: Who do you think would be the best replacement?


Anonymous said...

Keith Olbermann is a caustic, bitter nasty man and not at all appropriate for this kind of position...expect a viewership
exodous if he were selected

Ron said...

I'd have to agree with you on that. Have you seen the new New Yorker piece? It won't hep his chances:

kelly said...

the only person who can replace tim russert is an anti-tim russert. someone fair and unbiased. i don't believe we have anyone like that left in the american media, and certainly NOBODY from NBC, MSNBC, CNN or The View. i was sick watching all the hillary-bashing in the media. disgraceful.