What is the longest running show on television?
Meet the Press
Answer: Meet the Press is the longest-running program in television history, and debuted on November 6, 1947. Meet the Press specializes in interviews with national leaders and panel discussions that provide opinions and analysis. The longevity of Meet the Press can be illustrated by the fact that it debuted during what was only the second official “network television season” for American television. One historical landmark of the program is that it was the first on which a sitting U.S. President, Gerald Ford, appeared on a live television network news program.
For almost as long as there has been television, there’s been “Meet the Press.” The hourlong Sunday morning public affairs program has featured interviews with countless U.S. and world leaders, and has reviewed, analyzed and discussed the news of the week — all while looking toward the week ahead.
Presented by: Chuck Todd
Original network: NBC
Location(s): NBC News Washington Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Opening theme: “The Pulse of Events” (fourth part of The Mission)
Executive producers: Betsy Fischer, John Reiss, Joe Toohey, more
Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program that is broadcast on NBC. It is the longest-running program in television history, though its current format bears little resemblance to the one it debuted with on November 6, 1947. Like similar shows that have followed it, Meet the Press specializes in interviews with national leaders on issues of politics, economics, foreign policy and other public affairs, along with panel discussions that provide opinions and analysis. It originates from NBC’s Washington, D.C. studios.