Bill Monroe (Broadcaster)
Bill Monroe is an American broadcaster who worked most of his professional career with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Monroe served as moderator of the longest running weekly news program, Meet the Press, from 1975 to 1984. Throughout the nine years that he served as moderator, he added new innovations to the interview show.
One of his most visible innovations at Meet the Press was to sit with the panel of questioners. Previous moderators sat at a table with the guest while the panel sat across the room. The format change had of the effect of making the program more dramatic. Before working at Meet the Press, Monroe, served as an editor and interviewer for Today Show and Washington bureau Chief for NBC. His broadcast career began in his native town of New Orleans as a director of a radio station.
- Meet the Press: 50-Years of History in the Making, by Rick Ball (Author), pg. 106