Chuck Todd gets candid about politics, Washington, and the death of his father.

Chuck Todd’s Patience For Politics as Usual Is Wearing Thin

Chuck Todd’s Patience For Politics as Usual Is Wearing Thin

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June 9 2015 1:06 PM

Chuck Todd on Cynicism in the Political Landscape

The moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press talks about walking the fine line between journalism and show business.

Chuck Todd.
Chuck Todd.

Photo by William Plowman/NBC News

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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press. Fresh from interviews with former Sen. Rick Santorum and Sen. Bernie Sanders that aired on the May 31 edition of his show, Chuck talks about the state of our political landscape and his role in the process. Brian and Chuck also discuss the role that show business plays in journalism, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck’s waning enthusiasm for the political game.


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Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.