‘Meet the Press’ Episode Guide (Dec. 6): Loretta Lynch; Rand Paul; Lindsey Graham

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‘Meet the Press’ Episode Guide (Dec. 6): Loretta Lynch; Rand Paul; Lindsey Graham

“Meet the Press” (12/06/15) – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch joins the show live for her first Sunday show interview to discuss this week’s deadly San Bernardino shootings and more.

“Whatever the results of this investigation… one thing is clear: violence like this has no place in this country.” – Lynch on Thursday at a White House event

Sunday Exclusive Interviews: Presidential Candidates Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – Republican presidential candidates Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Lindsey Graham join the show live for a discussion on surveillance and terrorism.

“I think really, if we talk about endangering the country, really I think it’s Lindsey Graham that has endangered the country just about as much – or more – than anybody else.” – Paul on Fox News this week

The Latest on the San Bernardino Shootings – NBC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pete Williams joins Michael Leiter, Leidos EVP and former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center, for updates on what we know – and still don’t know – in the investigation into this week’s shooting.

“There’s a lot of evidence in this case that doesn’t quite make sense, and so we are trying to be very thoughtful.” – James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Friday

The Future of Islam in America – Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and Asra Nomani, author of “Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam,” speak with Chuck Todd and the panel about the ongoing national dialogues on Islam in the United States and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

“The Muslim community stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Americans in repudiating any twisted mindset that would claim to justify such sickening acts of violence.” – Hussam Ayloush, an executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Week in Politics – The panel talks the week in politics, including responses to the San Bernardino shooting, Trump’s rise in the polls, and more.

This week’s political roundtable panel includes Elisabeth Bumiller, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times; Rich Lowry, Editor, The National Review; Charles Ogletree, Professor, Harvard Law School; and Amy Walter, National Editor, The Cook Political Report.

“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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