NBC’s “Late Night” host Seth Meyers recently spoke with Deadline about returning to the studios following months away and doing the program from home as the late-night hosts begin recording from their studio with in-person guests, some with a live audience.
“The novelty hasn’t worn off; it’s so nice to be back in the studio, having done the show out of the studio that every day you are acutely aware of how much harder the job could be without being surrounded by this really talented staff. Tonight was only our third or fourth show where both guests were in the studio, and that’s great,” Meyers said.
“Really, I still feel as though, and sadly the more you do it, the better you get at doing a Zoom interview; that was a lot harder a year ago, but nothing got easy about doing the tech myself and not having to worry about that and being able to focus on writing and performance, is such a gift.”
The media outlet then discussed with Meyers having in-person guests. Then asked the difference between talking to someone face-to-face instead of having the interview on Zoom.
“The upside to Zoom is that the guest is talking to the audience, they’re looking into the camera, and the downside is you still can’t quite tell when you’re supposed to jump in. It’s really hard, so I think it’s even a bit better if the guest is telling a great story and it’s not about you as a host needing to be there to banter with them. So that’s a real positive to how Zoom works,” Meyers said.
“But you’re always just on your toes trying to figure out what you should be doing, which a lot easier when you have a guest in studio. The people who show up are so happy to be there. David Harbour, who is always a delight to talk to, you could tell that was a guy who wanted to put his best suit on and go somewhere, so that’s really nice too.”
Finally, Meyers was asked by Deadline whether he’s jealous of other late-night hosts having an audience. “Late Night” has yet to tape in front of a live audience.
“It will be fascinating to see what it’s like to be in front of a talk show audience again. I feel like I’ve forgotten. I’m worried that the first time they make a noise, I’m going to turn on them and scream, “We’re trying to have a conversation.” We’re not rushing back, we’re going to wait until September at the earliest to bring audiences back, but it will be interesting to see it from the other side on The Tonight Show,” Meyers said.
Chris Murphy: U.S. Soul “Is Dying Inside” If School Shootings Are the Norm
Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaving 19 children and two adults dead.
Senator Chris Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaving 19 children and two adults dead.
Murphy stated on the morning show that “something is dying inside the soul of this nation” when the country collectively permits the massacre of school children to become the norm.
“Something is dying inside the soul of this nation when we accept this as the new normal; when we just decide to become numb because it’s easier,” Murphy said.
“I want people in this country to feel a sense of outrage. That’s the reason I went to the floor yesterday as quickly as I did, because I don’t want people to fall into the sense of complacency.”
Like many parents after Tuesday’s events, Murphy had to talk to their children following the events of the latest school shooting.
“I know that they are sitting in school today talking with their friends about whether their school is next,” Murphy said.
“This is within our power to change. We are human beings with agency. This isn’t inevitable. None of it is. We are dying inside because too many Americans just throw up their hands and say it’s too hard, and the politics are too difficult. Not true.”
Chris Stirewalt Joins NewsNation as its Political Editor
Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.
NewsNation will be welcoming a familiar face to their network as Fox News’ former political editor Chris Stirewalt joins the company as its political editor.
In his new position, Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.
“Chris Stirewalt’s analytical abilities are the best in the business, and his insights during election season will prove to be an invaluable resource for viewers,” NewsNation’s Michael Corn, president of news, said, per TV Newser.
Stirewalt comes aboard NewsNation during a time when the network is strengthening its political operations.
The company has inked a broadcast partnership agreement with the digital news site Decision Desk HQ to deliver election data and exclusive polling results for the 2022 midterm primaries and general election.
“With honest reporting and data analysis, along with up-to-the-minute results from Decision Desk HQ, we are building upon our mission at NewsNation to become the leader in election night coverage you can trust,” Corn said.
Jeanine Pirro Wants a “Hardening Perimeter” for Each School
Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.
The latest mass shooting occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 18 students and three adults. Much like in the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings, many are voicing their opinions about how the country can avoid these incidents.
During a segment on “The Five,” co-host Jeanine Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.
“I mean, these children are–they’re babies,” Pirro said, per Mediaite. “They really are babies.”
Pirro suggested that many retired law enforcement officers would be willing to contribute their time to supply security at schools across the United States.
“I think that you’ve got a lot of people now – retired cops, retired sheriffs – who’d be more than happy to protect kids. I think right now – and I don’t want to get into the politics of it – but we’ve got to make sure that people understand, especially the schools and the teachers, that we need this,” Pirro said.
“It is a crazy world today. It’s very different than it was five years ago. But we need to do something about it I think this is one of the only ways to actually protect the school and the children.”