The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove interviews NBC “Meet the Press” Host David Gregory in his lengthy “Off the Air” feature. It’s a shock to receive the URL, which reads (in part): david-gregory-off-the-air.
Gregory (very much ON the air), began hosting the show in December 2008 after the beloved Tim Russert died.
1. “We’re still on top after my first year.”
2. “I want to be agenda-setting.”
3. “It’s not who is a better hustler or booker.”
4. “I don’t think dancing on Meet the Press would be a good idea.”
5. “…those times when we got beaten on a Sunday, I hated it.”
Gregory tells Grove that ass-kissing “comes with the territory.” On people sucking up to him: “…in some cases people are nicer sometimes, they curry favor because they want to be on the program.”
Read Grove’s Gregory interview here.