Brokaw Plans To Continue What Russert Started
'Meet The Press' has been left without a host after the untimely death of Tim Russert last week. Speculation has been building as to who would be the successor to the incomparable Russert.
NBC has now confirmed that it will be one of their reliable news anchors that takes the reigns until the election in November is complete. Tom Brokaw has been chosen to moderate on the show for that time period.
"A lot has been said in recent days about what 'Meet The Press' means to NBC News and to the nation. To have someone of Tom's stature step up and dedicate himself to ensuring its ongoing success is not only a testament to his loyalty to Tim, but his enduring commitment to NBC News and our viewers," said NBC News' Steve Campus.
Brokaw turned over the duties of 'NBC Nightly News' back in 2004 to Brian Williams. Since then, he has kept himself in a high profile situation, and now has the challenge of taking over for Russert, who was a natural fit on 'Meet The Press'.
"Tim made 'Meet The Press' the center of the universe for informative and lively discussions of public affairs, particularly the exciting 2008 campaign for president, and I intent to continue that commitment to our viewers," said Brokaw.