I was a little bummed when David Gregory was chosen over my fellow Panamanian, Gwen Ifill as moderator of Meet the Press. NBC seemed to be taking grand steps towards diversifying the TV news landscape and I was hoping they'd take a huge leap over the network competition by picking her. Alas, it was not to be. Rachel Maddow was a great way to hit it out of the diversity park and I hope other networks will continue to add women and people of color to their prominent shows.
I have never had specific feelings about Mr. Gregory until I saw this a few months ago:
I laughed until I cried. I can't believe this man is a better dancer than Al Roker! When I would see him on TV afterwards, I would smile and feel like we had a little secret. "I know you can dance!" I would yell at the TV, then giggle like a school girl. Then yesterday on Gawker, I caught another moment of soul from Mr. Gregory:
Anyone who will dance alone in front of Mary J. Blige is solid in my book. So I'll keep watching Meet the Press in hopes I catch him dancing again. I'm a sucker for a good booty shake.