Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, September 22, 2013


This Sunday: In the wake of the tragedy at Washington DC's Navy Yard, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre joins us exclusively with his first comments since the shooting. SAndy Phillips, mother of Aurora, CO shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, also joins us to make the case for tougher gun laws in the United States. She was on her way to lobby Congress as the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was unfolding and she tells her story Sunday.

Next: The stage is set for a showdown in Congress over big-ticket agenda items like the budget, Obamacare and funding the government. We'll break it all down Sunday with key members from both sides of the aisle: Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT), and Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Then: Dealing with major issues at home and abroad, how has the president fared in handling it all? Our roundtable looks at President Obama's leadership and the political impact of his decisions on Syria, the budget debate and more. Joining us: editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol; Wall Street Journal Columnist Kim Strassel; former White House Press Secretary, now NBC News political contributor Robert Gibbs; and PBS's Tavis Smiley.

David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Rob Yarin is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.

"Meet the Press" is seen on the NBC Television Network from 9-10 a.m. ET in most markets. In New York City and Washington D.C., the broadcast is seen from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET.

The program re-airs on MSNBC Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT and again at 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT and 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT Monday. At these times, "Meet The Press" will also air on SIRIUS channel 90 and XM channel 120.

Please check local listings or the "Meet the Press" website ( for television and radio broadcast times in your area. Follow us on Twitter @MeetThePress and @NBCNewsPR.

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