David Gregory: "Obama Team Would Like To Have A Measure Of Control Over The Press"

02/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Gregory has settled in as the new host of NBC's Meet the Press, Sunday's most-watched public affairs program. As the Obama administration takes charge, Gregory talks to B&C Programming Editor Marisa Guthrie about the Washington press corps' Obama honeymoon and the administration's transparency pledge.

Q: How has the Obama administration handled the Washington press corps so far?

A: I think there's actually a lot they've tried to learn from the Bush team with regard to managing the press and being very disciplined. The Bush approach was to see the press as a special interest, in some ways to be dismissed. The Obama team would like to have a measure of control over the press and a little bit of distance.

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