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David Gregory Next to Go at NBC?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    David Gregory could be the next anchor to be fired from NBC as the network tries to stop its ratings slide.

    The ‘Meet the Press’ host could be following Today’s Ann Curry out of the door after his show fell behind its Sunday morning rival ‘Face the Nation’.

    According to the Daily Caller, insiders are appalled that he has squandered the ratings lead built up by his predecessor Tim Russert during his 16 years in the post

    The only reason Gregory is still in the job is that executives ‘don’t have an obvious replacement’, although ABC’s Jake Tapper is supposedly being considered.

    Gregory’s failure is in stark contrast to Russert who was getting 4.13 million viewers - 1.5 million more than Face the Nation - until he died in 2008 of a heart attack at the age of 58.

    He was also attracting exactly the kind of people the network wanted

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167724/Is-David-Gregory-NBC-face-fired-Ann-Currys-unceremonious-dismissal.html#ixzz1zW8HL8r5
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Chuck Todd would be good in that roll role.

    He has enough on camera experience now.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I think Todd would be OK, YF, but you know TV executive panic. It rarely leads to the correct decision.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    PS: Then again, anyone is going to be an improvement on Gregory. He's awful. So shallow the soles of your shoes don't get wet.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Role tide
  6. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Jake Tapper is ABC now right? I agree Chuck Todd would be a good move for NBC.
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Gregory is awful. If they give it to Todd I hope they keep him on MSNBC regularly as well. I'd hate to see him waste away at a 1 a week gig.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Can I use the word "Fuck" now?

    I actually looked at it, and said "roll" or "role".


    Look, I'm not educated, OK.

    Plus, I had a long day, and have already mixed a couple of cocktails -- watermelon margaritas. No picture, since it's just a derivative of a previous cocktail.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    No worries. Remember I jump everyone's shit, even my own on those rare occasions I screw up. Don't sell yourself short

    Role with it, if you will
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Russert was not a conventional choice. Had barely ever been on camera, but had the political background.

    Todd is very similar to Russert (at least in my mind). He's not the perfect "blow dried" anchor, but he's relaxed on camera, knows his shit, and is very thorough.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    No problem.

    I actually do appreciate it. Would prefer to be a better writer, and don't want to be graded on a curve.
  12. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    David Gregory is gay?

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