Meet the Press (Australian TV program)
|Meet The Press|
Meet the Press logo used since 17 February 2013
|Genre||Sunday morning talk show
|Presented by||Kathryn Robinson (2013–present)
Paul Bongiorno (1996–2012)
Hugh Riminton (2010–2012)
Deborah Knight (2000–2009)
David Johnston (1992–1996)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||22|
|No. of episodes||1,000+|
|Location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales (1992–2011, 2013–current)
Melbourne, Victoria (2012)
|Running time||30 minutes (1992–2012)
60 minutes (2013–present)
|Original channel||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||October 1992 – present|
|Related shows||Ten Eyewitness News|
Meet the Press is an Australian Sunday morning talk show focused on the national political agenda, as well as other news, sport, and lifestyle issues since its 2013 relaunch.
Meet the Press was originally a radio and television simulcast between 3DB and HSV-7 in Melbourne. It commenced in 1957, the very early days of television, well before the simultaneous national broadcasting of programs was possible. The original moderator was Herald and Weekly Times journalist Frederick Howard. (The HWT then owned both 3DB and HSV-7.) The radio version was somewhat short-lived but the television program lasted for some time.
The current Network Ten version of the program is now hosted by former Network Ten news presenter Kathryn Robinson and airs on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. It has been running since October 1992. The program’s first guest was the then Prime Minister, Paul Keating.
Usually the format includes two guests – a politician and a guest who may be a politician or industry expert. A panel of two journalists join Bongiorno to question the guests on the week's political issues and news.
From the shows beginning in 1992 until the end of 2011, the show and production was based at Sydney's Studios. In 2012, the studio production moved to the Networks Melbourne Studios ATV10 and with the change in format, production moved back to Sydney in the Fox Sports studio (owned by producer News Limited).
David Johnston was the original host of the program until Paul Bongiorno replaced him in 1996. Former Ten Eyewitness News Sydney presenter Deborah Knight shared the presenting role with Bongiorno from 2000 until 2009.
In 2010, Ten News's senior political correspondent, Hugh Riminton, joined the program to share the presenting role with Bongiorno.
In 2014, the show was put on hiatus and never returned.
- The Bolt Report
- List of Australian television series
- List of longest-running Australian television series
- Official website
- Paul Bongiorno profile at ten.com.au
- Meet The Press 1950's – 1960's at the National Film and Sound Archive
- Meet The Press 1990's – 2000's at the National Film and Sound Archive
- Meet The Press at the Internet Movie Database
- Meet The Press at TV.com