In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Jon Stewart made official what everyone already knew, Chuck Todd was not NBC's first choice to host Meet The Press.
While that news was long reported, Stewart confirmed that he was in fact considered by NBC to take over as host of the Sunday show.
"My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could," he says. "I'm sure part of them was thinking, 'Why don't we just make it a variety show?'" Stewart said.
"I felt like that was one of those situations, where someone says, 'We really like what you do. Why don't you come over here and do something different, maybe something you don't do as well, for us?'" Stewart said. "I can understand notionally where it comes from. News and entertainment have melded in a way. But they would be overcompensating on the entertainment side."
Either way, it still would have been better than David Gregory.