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Take Two Web Extra with David Maraniss
David talks with Washington Post Associate Editor and Author David Maraniss about his new biography, “Barack Obama: The Story.”
MTP Take Two with the Stanley Cup
A Meet the Press Take Two web extra with Mike Bolt the official keeper of the Stanley Cup.
'Too Big to Fail' author worries US will reach brink again
Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of "Too big to fail" says the U.S. still has institutions that are too interconnected. He also talks about how the story is still all about jobs, and what the new 'normal unemployment' is.
Smiley: 'Fail Up' by learning from failures
Author Tavis Smiley shares with David Gregory some of the things he's learned by failing throughout his life, and talks about some of President Obama's failures.
Meacham: Why Civil War continues and world without Hell
Author Jon Meacham sits down with David Gregory after MTP on April 17 to discuss why the U.S. is still fighting the Civil War, and if there were no Hell would more people be open to Christianity?
Balz: Broder ‘did not want to stop’
Dan Balz and Michele Norris honor Washington Post columnist David Broder, who passed away this week at the age of 81. Balz remembers his colleague: he had a “tenacity, a competitiveness and a spirit, and being out around the country, no matter how difficult, was what drove him.”
Brooks takes on emotions in ‘Social Animal’
New York Times columnist David Brooks joins David Gregory to discuss his new book, "The Social Animal,” about which he explains, “I’m not the most emotional guy on Earth. My wife says that me writing a book about emotions is like Gandhi writing a book about gluttony.”
Gingrich: 'Backlash' helped boost GOP in midterms
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, author of the new book “Valley Forge" explains why he keeps returning to historical fiction, the evolution of recent voter anxiety and charts the president’s possible road to political recovery.
Are we winning, or losing the Afghan war?
From Afghanistan: David Gregory talks with General David Petraeus on the streets of the coalition compound in Kabul.
Recruiting Afghan troops
From Afghanistan: More of David Gregory's exclusive interview with General David Petraeus as he weighs in on the future of the Afghan National Army.
Ford shares inspiration for ‘More Davids Than Goliaths’
Former Democratic Tenn. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., joins David Gregory to discuss his new book, as well as his placement within the vast galaxy that is the party’s establishment.
Mullen on WikiLeaks release, 'don't ask, don't tell'
Admiral Mike Mullen discusses the tension between the military and the press in the wake of the WikiLeaks controversy, as well as the plan to end the military policy.
Maddow turns critical eye on Afghan war
Msnbc’s Rachel Maddow – just back from a reporting trip to Afghanistan – shares the insights into both the war and country that she gained from the journey.
Junger tells story of Afghan war through soldiers’ eyes
Sebastian Junger, author of the book “War,” shares the perspective he gained on the conflict from spending a length of time with a platoon at the remote Restrepo outpost.
Alter on Obama’s approach to the presidency
Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss his new book, "The Promise" and its insights into the highs and lows of President Barack Obama’s first year in the White House.
Evan Thomas on America’s ‘rush’ to empire
Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, author of “The War Lovers,” joins David Gregory to discuss the genesis of the book and his interest in U.S. history.
Hispanic community's role in politics
Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, talks about the mission of his new show, which focuses on issues such as immigration and health reform affecting the Hispanic community with NBC’s David Gregory on Meet the Press.
The life lessons of Nelson Mandela
Time’s Rick Stengel, author of “Mandela’s Way” joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss the lessons he learned from working closely with the iconic leader.
Remnick on Obama’s life, rise
The New Yorker’s David Remnick, author of “The Bridge,” joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss the genesis of his book on President Barack Obama.
Morial on challenges facing urban America
Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League, joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss the organization’s goals as it marks its 100th anniversary.
Rep. Schock: ‘I’m willing to be bipartisan’
The Illinois congressman joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss his young career, life in Washington and the politics of his home state.
Paulson on regulatory reform, populist anger
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss his new book, “On the Brink,” his legacy, and the state of the U.S. economy.
Halperin: 2008 ‘the campaign of a lifetime’
Jan. 17: Time magazine’s Mark Halperin, co-author of the new book "Game Change," offers insight on the race for the White House and the personalities who defined the battle.
Steele: ‘Cool again to be a Republican’
Jan. 10: RNC chairman Michael Steele discusses criticism levied against him during the course of his tenure, as well as his commitment to remain in his job.
Lessons learned along Highway 50
Jan. 3: NBC’s Tom Brokaw sits down with David Gregory to discuss his travels along the famed route, often called the backbone of America.
Roundtable's predictions for 2010
Dec. 27: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Gingrich, Gov. Deval Patrick and Andrea Mitchell join NBC's David Gregory, moderator of "Meet the Press," to discuss the future of the nation as it enters a new decade.
Has Obama measured up for progressives?
Dec. 20: Take Two: Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss the president’s agenda and the state of health care reform.
Economist reporters on war, political reality
Dec. 6: Robert Guest and Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist examine the timetable for the conflict in Afghanistan, as well other big questions that loom ahead of the new year.
Gingrich, Sharpton on 9/11 trials, Palin
Nov. 15: Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton offer their takes on the decision to put some Guantanamo Bay prisoners on trial in New York, as well as the much-discussed memoir of the former GOP vice presidential candidate.
Krakauer recounts the odyssey of Pat Tillman
Nov. 1: Jon Krakauer, author of “Where Men Win Glory,” discusses the friendly-fire death of the former NFL star.
Plouffe shares impressions of Obama
Nov. 1: David Plouffe, Barack Obama's presidential campaign manager, shares lessons learned during the campaign with NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press.”
Sorkin, Senor on Wall Street, economy
Oct. 25: Andrew Ross Sorkin and Dan Senor join David Gregory to discuss their new books, the state of the global economy, as well as the culture of Wall Street.
Panel on evolution of women's movement
Oct. 18: Valerie Jarrett, Maria Shriver, John Podesta and David Gregory discuss the impact of Gloria Steinem, changing household values, and the California first lady's recent apology for being caught talking on her phone while behind the wheel.
Woodward on parallels of Afghanistan, Vietnam
Oct. 11: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post joins David Gregory, moderator of “Meet the Press,” to discuss the future of the conflict in Afghanistan, as well as its historical parallels to the war in Vietnam.
Maddow, Murphy on media, 2012 elections
Oct. 4: Msnbc’s Rachel Maddow and Republican strategist Mike Murphy join David Gregory to discuss the state of U.S. political discourse, the GOP field for 2012, as well as their choice in shoes.
Maddow on politics, taking on big challenges
Aug. 16: Msnbc's Rachel Maddow talks about the challenges President Obama faces, the challenges she faces, the competition in cable news and takes viewers' questions about her choice in shoes.
Balz, Johnson on ’08 campaign
Aug. 2: The authors of "The Battle for America 2008" – Dan Balz & Haynes Johnson – give us a special look inside what they call the greatest campaign they've ever seen and talk about why they dedicated their book to Tim Russert.
Moore: I hope book is ‘call to action’
Wes Moore, author of the new book “The Other Wes Moore,” joins NBC’s David Gregory to discuss the genesis of his work, which chronicles the different lives of two men who share the same name.
Brooks, Dionne on Obama's leadership
Nov. 8: One year after the election of Barack Obama, David Brooks, E.J. Dionne and NBC's David Gregory offer their takes on the surprising aspects of the president's leadership.
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