SXSW tips hat to NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ for 70 year legacy

KXAN's Josh Hinkle and Meet the Press' Chuck Todd (KXAN photo)
KXAN's Josh Hinkle and Meet the Press' Chuck Todd (KXAN photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — This year, South by Southwest is tipping its hat to longstanding NBC political program Meet the Press.

Current host Chuck Todd host sat down with our own State of Texas host Josh Hinkle to talk about the TV trailblazer on its 70th anniversary.

“It is kind of scary,” Todd said. “When you’re one of the moderators for a show that’s the longest running in television history, you just don’t want to be the last one, right? I’m a custodian of the seat, and I want to hand the baton off in better shape. Look, the reason why we do public affairs shows, why you do a public affairs show is that we made a commitment to the American public. We don’t own the airwaves, but we operate on them. Meet the Press served as the first standard-bearer of this, and there’s a lot of – we can’t let it get stale, where people can give it up. And I think we do still serve a purpose in that respect.”

You can catch NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd every Sunday morning at nine, right after KXAN’s State of Texas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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