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Betsy's Trivia: Anniversary Edition


Answer: The NBC WRC-TV Studios at the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC

On Thursday November 6, 1947, Meet the Press  made its television debut, live from the NBC network’s WRC-TV studios in the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC.  The historic hotel that housed WRC’s studio was the home of many famous Washingtonians, including Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson -- and MTP moderator Lawrence Spivak. The program, introduced then as “America’s press conference of the air” featured James Farley, former Postmaster General to Franklin D. Roosevelt, and four journalists Spivak chose from the Washington press corps. At that time, the debut show was only broadcast in New York. WRC began broadcasting Meet the Press in Washington on its third show.

This week marked 64 years of Meet the Press, which now makes its home at NBC Washington. Watch a celebration of the show and some of its many notable news-making moments below.

If it's Sunday, it's Meet The Press.

A look back at some of the classic moments in Meet the Press's long history.


Every Monday, Betsy Fischer - the Executive Producer of Meet the Press - poses a trivia question on Twitter about the 63 years of history making moments and guests on Meet The Press. Check back every Tuesday for answers and video clips!

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