‘Meet the Press’ Episode Guide (Oct. 25): Dr. Ben Carson; Benghazi Committee Members

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‘Meet the Press’ Episode Guide (Oct. 25): Dr. Ben Carson; Benghazi Committee Members

“Meet the Press” (10/25/15) – One-on-One Interview: Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson – Dr. Ben Carson has emerged as the new Iowa frontrunner this week, leading Donald Trump and debuting “Heal. Inspire. Revive.” as his campaign slogan. Chuck joins Carson on the trail in Iowa to discuss his policy positions and the future of his presidential campaign.

Sunday Exclusive Interview: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) – Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy joins Chuck live to discuss Thursday’s hearing with Hillary Clinton and talk about the future of the committee.

Sunday Exclusive Interview: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) – Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the Benghazi Committee, joins the show to discuss how he believes Thursday’s hearing went and what it means for the Democratic Party.

The Week in Politics – Vice President Joe Biden decided not to run for president. Rep. Paul Ryan announced he will run for Speaker of the House. Former Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Committee hearing lasted 11 hours. Former Sen. Jim Webb announced he will launch an independent bid for the White House, and former Gov. Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the Democratic primary race. The panel discusses all this and more from the week in politics.

This week’s political roundtable panel includes Doris Kearns Goodwin, American Biographer; Author, “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream”; John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent, CNBC; Steven Henderson, Columnist, The Detroit Free Press; and Jennifer Rubin, Columnist, The Washington Post.

“Meet the Press” originates from the NBC Studios in Washington, D.C. When events dictate, however, the program travels to the scenes of major news events. These locales have included East Berlin, London, the Atlanta & Beijing Olympics, and the sites of presidential primaries, Democratic and Republican national conventions and international summit meetings.

President John F. Kennedy once called “Meet the Press” the “fifty-first state.” Since then, every man who has occupied the Oval Office has appeared on the program during his career. On February 8, 2004, Tim Russert conducted an exclusive, hour-long interview with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office. It was his first Sunday morning interview since becoming president. Every vice president since Alben Barkley in 1952, every secretary of state from John Foster Dulles to Condoleezza Rice, and every secretary of defense from Robert McNamara to Donald Rumsfeld (both times around!) have appeared on the program.

Betsy Fischer is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers of “Meet the Press.”

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