MEET THE PRESS (1947-PRESENT). Meet the Press first aired locally on November 6, 1947 then nationally two weeks later (with the November 20, 1947 broadcast) and is currently the longest-running television show in history. The weekly news program has been a Sunday staple since 1950. This pioneering public affairs interview program was co-created by Martha Rountree and Laurence Spivak and began on radio in 1945. Among the many series moderators over the years were: Martha Rountree, Laurence Spivak, Ned Brooks, Bill Monroe, Tim Russert, and David Gregory.