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Feb. 2: Denis McDonough, Tim Scott, Julian Assange, Rich Lowry, Robert Gibbs, Gwen Ifill, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Chuck Todd, Alan Schwarz, Tony Dungy | Guests and Topics | Transcript
January 26: Rand Paul, Dick Durbin, Michael Chertoff, Jesselyn Radack, Carolyn Ryan, Michael Powell, Mike Murphy, Loretta Sanchez, Chuck Todd | Guests and Topics | Transcript
January 19: Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers, Alexis Ohanian, John Wisniewski, Rudy Giuliani, Robert Gates, Newt Gingrich, Andrea Mitchell, Harold Ford Jr., Nia-Malika Henderson  | Guests and Topics | Transcript
January 12: Reince Preibus, Mark Halperin, Chuck Todd, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Kim Strassel, Maria Shriver, Rick Santorum, Jeffrey Goldberg, Jane Harman, Chris Matthews, Harry Smith | Guests and Topics | Transcript
January 5: Janet Napolitano, Gene Sperling, Jim Cramer, Delos Cosgrove, John Noseworthy, Steve Schmidt, Donna Edwards, Judy Woodruff, Chuck Todd | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Dec. 29: David Kirkpatrick, Darrell Issa, Joaquin Castro, Ben Wizner, Eugene Robinson, Andrea Mitchell, Robin Wright, Elliot Abrams, Peter Stearns | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Dec. 22: Chuck Schumer, Tom Coburn, Christine Lagarde, Patrick Leahy, Peter King, James Inhofe, Ana Navarro, Robert Gibbs, E.J. Dionne, David Brooks | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Dec. 15:
Paul Ryan, Patty Murray, Michael Hayden, Bill Richardson, Nancy Gibbs, Kathleen Parker, Steve Inskeep, Scott Walker  | Guests and Topics | Transcript                                 
Dec. 8:
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Tom Brokaw, Jesse Jackson, Richard Stengel, Charles Ogletree, Al Sharpton, Katty Kay, Paul Gigot, Harry Smith | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Dec. 1: Mike Rogers, Chris Van Hollen, Timothy Dolan, Ezekiel Emanuel, David Brooks, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Harry Smith | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Nov. 17: Nancy Pelosi, Kelly Ayotte, Dan Henninger, Ezra Klein, Tom Brokaw, Kathleen Parker, Mike Murphy, Chris Matthews | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Nov. 10: John Kerry, Chris Christie, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Donna Edwards, Mark Halperin, Joe Scarborough | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Nov. 3: Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick, Bill Kristol, David Axelrod, Bob Woodward, Katty Kay | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Oct. 27: John Kasich, Steve Beshear, Patrick Geraghty, Andrea Mitchell, Peter King, Chuck Todd, Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Neera Tanden, Alex Castellanos, Brian Williams| Guests and Topics | Transcript
Oct. 20: Benjamin Netanyahu, Jack Lew, Chuck Schumer, Tom Coburn, Chuck Todd, David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Maria Bartiromo, Andrea Mitchell | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Oct. 13: Christine Lagarde, Dick Durbin, Rob Portman, Leon Panetta, Chuck Todd, Harold Ford Jr., Kathleen Parker, Judy Woodruff | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Oct. 6: Jack Lew, Rand Paul, Rich Lowry, Steve Inskeep, Mike Murphy, Marcia Fudge | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Sept. 29: Ted Cruz, Jon Huntsman, Raul Labrador, Dee Dee Myers, Chris Matthews | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Sept. 22: Wayne LaPierre, Sandy Phillips, Mike Lee, Amy Klobuchar, Barbara Lee, Marsha Blackburn, Bill Kristol, Kim Strassel, Robert Gibbs, Tavis Smiley | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Sept. 15: Bob Menendez, Roy Blunt, Tom Friedman, Robin Wright, Jeffrey Goldberg, Andrea Mitchell, Hank Paulson, Barney Frank, Maria Bartiromo, Bob Woodward, Richard Wolffe, Kathleen Parker, Ana Navarro | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Sept. 8: Denis McDonough, Tom Udall, Michael McCaul, Peter King, Loretta Sanchez, Newt Gingrich, Jane Harman, David Axelrod, Chuck Todd | Guests and Topics | Transcript
Sept. 1: John Kerry, Rand Paul, Ann Curry, Gwen Ifill, Robert Gibbs, Bill Kristol, Katty Kay | Guest and Topics | Transcript
August 25: John Lewis, Cory Booker, Bobby Jindal, Raul Labrador, Sheryl WuDunn, Al Sharpton, David Brooks, Doris Kearns Goodwin | Guests and Topics | Transcript
August 18: Ray Kelly, Sybrina Fulton, Benjamin Crump, Ben Jealous, Richard Engel, Sen. Jack Reed, Vali Nasr, Robin Wright, Robert Gibbs, Rich Lowry, Donna Edwards, Chuck Todd | Guests and Topics | Transcript
August 11: Michael McCaul, Barton Gellman, Ted Koppel, Claire McCaskill, Anu Bhagwati, Steve King, Bill Richardson, David Brooks, David Ignatius, Ana Navarro | Guests and Topics | Transcript
August 4: Dick Durbin, Saxby Chambliss, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Costas, Joe Scarborougn, Rick Santorum, Joy-Ann Reid, Andrea Mitchell | Guests and Topics | Transcript
July 28: Jack Lew, Mike Rogers, David Axelrod, Maria Bartiromo, Mike Murphy, Harold Ford Jr. | Guests and Topics | Transcript
July 21: Rick Snyder, Marc Morial, Marcia Fudge, Tavis Smiley, Charles Ogletree, Michael Steele, Jennifer Granholm, David Brooks, Chuck Todd | Guests and Topics | Transcript
July 14: Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Rich Lowry, Bill Richardson, Neera Tanden, Steve Schmidt | Guests and Topics | Transcript
July 7: Bob Menendez, Raul Labrador, Robin Wright, Tom Friedman, Jeff Goldberg, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, EJ Dionne, David Brooks, Gene Robinson | Guests and Topics | Transcript
June 30: Nancy Pelosi, Wendy Davis, Tim Huelskamp, Ralph Reed, Michael Eric Dyson, Jim DeMint, Rachel Maddow, Pete Williams | Guests and Topics | Transcript
June 23: Dick Durbin, Tom Coburn, Mike Rogers, Loretta Sanchez, Robert Gibbs, Mike Murphy, Kasim Reed, Carly Fiorina, Chuck Todd | Guest and Topics | Transcript
June 16: Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss, Mark Udall, Bobby Scott, David Ignatius, James Risen, Andrea Mitchell | Guests and Topics | Transcript
June 2: Mike Rogers, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Marsha Blackburn, Jonathan Alter, Ana Navarro, Tom Friedman | Guests and Topics | Transcript
May 19: Mitch McConnell, Dan Pfeiffer, Dave Camp, Xavier Becerra, Peggy Noonan, Bob Woodward, Donald Rumsfled | Guests and Topics | Transcript
May 12: Darrell Issa, Dianne Feinstein, Thomas Pickering, Adam Kinzinger, David Brooks, Katty Kay, Wes Moore | Guests and Topics | Transcript
May 5: Patrick Leahy, Rudy Giuliani, Jane Harman, Tom Cotton, Newt Gingrich, Harold Ford Jr., Rich Lowry, Joy-Ann Reid, Brendon Ayanbadejo | Guests and Topics | Transcript
April 21: Deval Patrick, Mike Rogers, Dick Durbin, Pete Williams, Michael Leiter, Michael Chertoff, Tom Brokaw, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Peggy Noonan, Jeffrey Goldberg | Guests and Topics | Transcript
April 14: Marco Rubio, Kirsten Gillibrand, Mike Lee, David Brooks, Katty Kay, Chuck Todd, Ken Burns, Rachel Robinson, Harrison Ford | Guests and Topics | Transcript
April 7: Lindsey Graham, Bill Richardson, Michele Flournoy, Mike Murphy, Maggie Haberman, Andrea Mitchell | Guests and Topics | Transcript
March 31: Chuck Schumer, Jeff Flake, David Axelrod, Tom Davis, Eugene Robinson, Peggy Noonan, Rob Reiner, Brian Brown, Al Sharpton, Pete Williams | Guests and Topics | Transcript
March 24: Michael Bloomberg, Wayne LaPierre, David Boies, Richard Engel, Ralph Reed, Hilary Rosen, E.J. Dionne, David Brooks | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
March 17: Cardinal Francis George, Chris Van Hollen, Kevin McCarthy, Frank Keating, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ana Navarro, Chris Matthews, Scott Walker | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
March 10: Tim Kaine, Tom Coburn, Cory Gardner, Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Scarborough, Ruth Marcus, Dee Dee Myers, Marsha Blackburn, Steve Schmidt, Jeb Bush | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
March 3: John Boehner, Gene Sperling | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
February 24: Ray LaHood, Deval Patrick, Bobby Jindal, Harold Ford, Peggy Noonan, Steve Inskeep, Maria Bartiromo and Jim Cramer  | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
February 17: Denis McDonough, John McCain, Mark Kelly, Gavin Newsom, Carly Fiorina, Alex Castellanos, Chris Matthews | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
February 10:
Eric Cantor, Dick Durbin, Kasim Reed, Michael Gerson, Katty Kay, Mike Murphy, Michael Isikoff | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
February 3: Leon Panetta, Martin Dempsey, Robert Gibbs, Ralph Redd, Ana Navarro, David Brooks | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
January 27: Paul Ryan, Jim DeMint, Ben Jealous, Bob Woodward, Andrea Mitchell, Ted Koppel | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
January 20: Chuck Schumer, Ted Cruz, David Axelrod, Joe Scarborough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Brokaw, Richard Engel, Chuck Todd | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
January 13: Colin Powell, Cory Booker, Haley Barbour, Mike Murphy, Andrea Mitchell | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast
January 6: Mitch McConnell, Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles, Angus King, Newt Gingrich, Xavier Becerra, Carly Fiorina, E.J. Dionne | Guests and Topics | Transcript | Netcast

Photos: 64 years of ‘Meet the Press’

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  1. First ‘Meet the Press’ photo

    December 4, 1947: The earliest photograph in existence of the longest running television program in history. Sen. Robert Taft was the guest on "Meet the Press" that day, less than a month after the program debuted on NBC television at 8 p.m., November 6, 1947. James A. Farley, the former postmaster general and former Democratic National Committee chairman, was the guest on the first broadcast. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. All women

    December 10, 1949: With Washington's leading male reporters otherwise occupied at the men-only Gridiron Dinner, "Meet the Press" presented its first all-female program. Moderator (and program co-founder) Martha Rountree, panelists Doris Fleeson, May Craig, Judy Spivak and Ruth Montgomery question the guest, Democratic politician India Edwards. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Billy Graham

    March 6, 1955: Rev. Billy Graham’s first "Meet the Press" appearance. He tells panelist (and program co-founder) Lawrence Spivak "anything that makes any race feel inferior ... is not only un-American but un-Christian." (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Jackie Robinson

    April 14, 1957: Jackie Robinson, the first man to break the racial barrier in Major League Baseball, also becomes the first athlete to appear on "Meet the Press." Robinson joins moderator Lawrence Spivak in a discussion about civil rights and Robinson’s work with the NAACP. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Eleanor Roosevelt

    October 20, 1957: Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in one of her six "Meet the Press" appearances. Here she talks about her trip to the Soviet Union. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Robert Frost

    December 28, 1958: Poet Robert Frost was introduced by moderator Ned Brooks as "the poet of all America. Indeed, it can be said that he is the poet of all mankind." Two years later, Congress awarded Robert Frost a gold medal in recognition of his poetry, saying it enriched the culture of the United States and the philosophy of the world. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Fidel Castro

    April 19, 1959: Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro appears on "Meet the Press" during his first visit to the United States since the revolution. Castro was annoyed that permanent panelist and producer Lawrence Spivak would not allow him to smoke cigars in the studio. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Martin Luthur King Jr.

    April 17, 1960: Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pictured here in one of his five "Meet the Press" appearances. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. John F. Kennedy

    October 16, 1960: After this interview, then-Senator John F. Kennedy calls Meet the Press the nation's "fifty-first state." (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Jimmy Hoffa

    July 9, 1961:This first "Meet the Press" appearance by Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa had to be rescheduled several times due to Hoffa’s string of indictments. After the interview, Hoffa was furious about being asked whether his insistence on dealing only in cash and keeping few records gave the appearance of impropriety. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Edward Kennedy

    March 11, 1962: Edward Kennedy’s first appearance on the program. The potential Senate candidate was coached by his older brother, President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy and his aide Theodore Sorensen prepared "Teddy" for his “Meet the Press” debut by staging a run through of questions and answers in the Oval Office. On the day of the program, President Kennedy delayed his departure from Palm Beach in order to watch the show, but later told his brother that he was almost too nervous to watch. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Bob Dole

    July 16, 1972: Bob Dole and "Meet the Press" moderator Lawrence Spivak prepare to discuss the break-in and bugging of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate. Former Senator Dole holds the record for the most appearances on “Meet the Press” in a career that included service as a Congressman, Senator, RNC Chairman, vice presidential candidate, Senate Majority Leader and finally, Republican presidential nominee. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Prime Minister Wilson

    September 19, 1965: "Meet the Press" conducts television’s very first live satellite interview. The guest is British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Ronald Reagan

    September 11, 1966: Ronald Reagan, making his first bid for public office, appears on "Meet the Press" with his Democratic opponent for the governorship of California, the incumbent Gov. Edmund G. Brown. Reagan appeared on "Meet the Press" seven times -- all before he was elected president. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Robert Kennedy

    March 17, 1968: Senator Robert F. Kennedy makes his ninth -- and final -- appearance on "Meet the Press" with Lawrence E. Spivak. Kennedy was assassinated in California less than 3 months later -- shortly after claiming victory in that state's Democratic presidential primary. He was 42 years old. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. John Kerry

    April 18, 1971: John Kerry, then a former Navy Lieutenant, makes his first "Meet the Press" appearance as a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He has since appeared on the program as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts 21 times. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Golda Meir

    December 5, 1971: Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel, appears on “Meet the Press” with moderator Bill Monroe to discuss the continuing instability in the Middle East and the prospect of meeting and negotiating with Egypt’s leaders. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Prime Minister Gandhi

    August 24, 1975: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in one of her seven appearances on "Meet the Press" before her assassination in October 1984. After she was elected Prime Minister in 1966, Gandhi grew more concerned about her television image and contacted "Meet the Press" to request makeup samples used during her appearance on the program. The program’s makeup artist consulted her notes and sent Mrs. Gandhi a complete makeup set -- including sponges and instructions for application. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Gerald Ford

    November 9, 1975: President Gerald Ford becomes the first sitting American president to appear on the program. President Ford accepted the invitation as a tribute to "Meet the Press" co-founder Lawrence Spivak, who was making his farewell appearance as moderator of the program. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Jimmy Carter

    January 20, 1980: In one of the most dramatic newsbreaks in the history of "Meet the Press" President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. would boycott the Moscow Summer Olympics because of the presence of Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Despite initial outrage over Carter’s proposal, 60 nations eventually joined the boycott. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Richard Nixon

    April 10, 1988: In his first Sunday interview in 20 years, Former President Richard Nixon reacts to a comment on "Meet the Press. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Tim Russert's first show

    December 8, 1991: Tim Russert makes his debut as moderator of "Meet the Press." He has since become the longest-serving moderator in "Meet the Press" history. In the center of this photo is then-intern Betsy Fischer, who is now Executive Producer of the program. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Dan Quayle

    September 20, 1992: "Meet the Press" permanently expands from a half-hour to a one hour program. Vice President Dan Quayle is the guest. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Shaheen and Whitman

    February 2, 1997: The broadcast breaks television history as "Meet the Press" becomes the first network television program ever to broadcast live in digital high definition. Governors Jeanne Shaheen and Christie Todd Whitman share a light moment on the set that day. (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Bill Clinton

    November 9, 1997: President Bill Clinton appears in studio on "Meet the Press" to mark the program’s 50th anniversary. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Al Gore

    December 19, 1999: In a live Democratic presidential debate, Vice President Al Gore challenges former Sen. Bill Bradley to a "Meet the Press agreement" to have weekly debates in place of running political advertisements. (Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Dick Cheney

    September 16, 2001: Five days after the September 11th attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney joins moderator Tim Russert in the first live television interview ever broadcast from Camp David. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Senate Debate Series

    September 22, 2002: "Meet the Press" kicks off its "Senate Debate Series" with the Colorado Senate race: Republican Incumbent Sen. Wayne Allard vs. Democratic Challenger Tom Strickland. At the end of the election cycle, the series of three senate debates was awarded the prestigious "USC Walter Cronkite Journalism Award" for "Excellence in Broadcast TV Political Journalism." The debate series continued in 2004 and 2006. (Alex Wong / Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. George W. Bush

    February 8, 2004: President George W. Bush kicks off his re-election campaign in an Oval Office interview with Tim Russert on "Meet the Press." Robert Novak went on to write about the interview, "no president ever before had been subjected to such tough questioning in the Oval Office." (Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. James Carville

    November 14, 2004: In another "Meet the Press" first, Democratic strategist James Carville cracks an egg on his forehead to demonstrate he's got "egg on his face" after his projected outcome of the U.S. presidential election was wrong. Carville predicted 52 percent of the vote for U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), 47 percent for President George W. Bush and 1 percent for Ralph Nader. (Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Jim Webb

    November 19, 2006: The first edition of "Meet the Press" to be available via video netcast on the show’s Web site. U.S. Senator-elect Jim Webb (D-Va.) joins moderator Tim Russert on that program. (Alex Wong / Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Barack Obama

    November 11, 2007: "Meet the Press"celebrates its 60th anniversary live from Des Moines, Iowa with Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for the full hour. (Eric Thayer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. June 15, 2008: The chair of late moderator Tim Russert sits empty on the set during the first MTP taping following Russert's death. He died June 13, 2008 of a heart attack while at the NBC News bureau in Washington. He was 58 years old. (Alex Wong / Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Colin Powell

    October 19, 2008: A record-breaking 9 million viewers tune in to see Gen. Colin Powell, a Republican, announce his endorsement of Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama. (Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. President-elect Obama

    December 7, 2008: President-elect Barack Obama makes his first Sunday morning television appearance since winning the election to discuss the challenges facing this country and the upcoming transition of power. (Scott Olson / Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. David Gregory

    December 7, 2008: Interim moderator Tom Brokaw announces that David Gregory has been chosen as the new moderator of the show. (Alex Wong / Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Rendell, Schwarzenegger & Bloomberg

    March 22, 2009: Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Penn.), Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared exclusively on Meet the Press one day after meeting with President Obama to discuss the economy. (Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images for Meet the Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Hillary Clinton

    July 26, 2009: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears for a full-hour on Meet the Press. It's her first appearance on the program since joining the Obama administration. (William B. Plowman / NBC Universal) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. President Obama

    September 20, 2009: President Barack Obama sits down with David Gregory at the White House for Obama's first MTP appearance since taking office. (Pete Souza / The White House) Back to slideshow navigation
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