September 18, 2009

NBC News and msnbc.com today unveiled  an exciting redesigned website for "Meet the Press with David Gregory," available at mtp.msnbc.com.  The new site gives the “Meet the Press” audience an enhanced extension of the brand online and delivers a visually compelling TV-like viewing experience, enabling viewers to watch more of America’s top-rated Sunday morning program on any platform, anytimeThe site gives viewers the opportunity to interact with Gregory online, follow his Twitter feed and connect with his Facebook page right from mtp.msnbc.com. In addition, the latest entry from Gregory's blog “The View from Here,” along with his political analysis from other NBC News programs, will be posted throughout the day. The new site will host detailed summaries of previous shows, information on featured upcoming guests and archival transcripts from each show.  

"Since becoming moderator of ‘Meet the Press,’ I've made it a priority to connect with our viewers on every platform because my job isn't only about asking our guests the tough questions, but it's to make sure our audience has every opportunity to be part of that conversation," said David Gregory. "Our newly designed website is a place where all our worlds connect and I hope our viewers find it as useful as the news we make."

"With more and more people watching their appointment TV online, the main goal of this website renovation is to make navigating all of our valuable content much more interactive and user-friendly," said Betsy Fischer, Executive Producer of "Meet the Press.” "We want our home online to be not only a place of record but a shared experience between our viewers and those of us behind the scenes."

"'Meet the Press’ is first in so many ways – the most viewers, longest running broadcast program, the first place newsmakers want to be seen and heard,” said Jennifer Sizemore, editor in chief of msnbc.com.  "Now, the show also has the first site of its kind: simultaneous viewing of video and transcript, navigation and search by keywords, and easy tools for selecting clips from the show to share or embed on your blog. It also serves as a one-stop site for all the political news of the day."

Viewers can explore the site and watch exclusive web-only video from “Take Two” or take a look back at “Meet the Press” through the years in the History section.  The audience can also download a podcast of the show or continue the discussion online by embedding their favorite segments into their own blogs or web sites.   The “Meet the Press” video podcast remains the top-ranked network Sunday Morning program podcast on iTunes.

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