What is the longest running TV show?

Inquiring minds


Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here is one of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.


Q. What is the longest running program on television?


Over 70 years ago — back when television was a novelty medium and the internet a distant dream — the weekly news/interview program “Meet the Press” was broadcast for the first time on Nov. 6, 1947, with guest James Farley, who was the former postmaster general and a long-term associate of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The format was a hit from the beginning, and the program, now lengthened to one hour from its original 30-minute slot, is still going strong under its twelfth moderator, Chuck Todd.  

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