As FTVLive has reported many times, NBC's Meet The Press has fallen to the bottom of the ratings.
NBC has gotten so desperate, that according to the Washington Post, NBC commissioned a psychological consultant to interview David Gregory's friends and even his wife.
The idea, according to a network spokeswoman, Meghan Pianta, was “to get perspective and insight from people who know him best.”
But the research project struck some at NBC as odd, given that Gregory has been employed there for nearly 20 years.
BC has released a statement saying that the Washington Post story was not quite accurate. The network says “Last year Meet the Press brought in a brand consultant—not, as reported, a psychological one—to better understand how its anchor connects,” NBC News says. “This is certainly not unusual for any television program, especially one that’s driven so heavily by one person.”
No matter what they person's label is, NBC was worried enough to bring in someone.
And when you start interviewing and Anchor's wife, you have reached full on desperation mode.