Interviewees would actually...meet the press?
Been watching 1960s and 70s episodes of Meet the Press and Face the Nation, when the format was still a mini-press-conference, a newsmaker questioned by several reporters in turn, not one-on-one anchor-newsmaker conversations. Tougher, more clinical. News shows should revive it.— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) March 22, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
You Mean On “Meet the Press”....
I can remember David Brinkley on “This Week” grinning ferally as he unleashed Sam Donaldson on some poor victim. Ah, dem was de days!
(And goddamn, I am old!)
Then we got the cult of Tim Russert, the darling of pundits for no discernible reason, but of politicians and “newsmakers” for very good reasons. Chuck Todd is his bastard love-child.
Posted by Rmj at 2:22 PM