Late Night host Seth Meyers has had a busy week taking on the Trump Administration as new development surrounding the president's recent conversations with James Comey, Michael Flynn, and Russia continue to unfold. The story quickly evolves over night, but Meyers takes a valiant attempt at reporting on the breaking news every day on his opening segment "A Closer Look."
Each of Meyers’ comical take on politics have gone viral, with every “A Closer Look” video logging millions of views on YouTube in under 24 hours. On the purpose of the segment, Meyers told On Air with Ryan Seacrest, "Basically we try to talk about everything that happened in the past 24 hours and now more than ever -- I don't know if you've noticed -- a lot of things happened over the course of 24 hours."
He added, "Of course we're very happy that people seem to like it. We like doing it. It's a nice way to sort of process everything that's happening every day."
Like most late-night shows, Meyers tapes his shows on the East Coast at 6 p.m. to air at 12:35 a.m., which can be tricky especially if you're discussing stories that are still developing. On keeping his reports timely, Meyers cites luck and "lazy" reporters in Washington D.C. who turn in after 5 p.m.
"The people in D.C. are famously lazy, and they go home early, certainly people in Congress," he joked. "Those guys don't want to be making news after 5 o'clock ... This week, stuff seems to happen every single day after 5 and it's been a full scramble. So I think [Trump's] probably doing it to get back at us."
Despite the constant pressure and stress to stay on top of the 24 hour news cycle, the LNWSM staff told On Air with Ryan, "[Meyers] is the best boss ever. Everyone loves him. He does nothing wrong, always makes us happy, there's no dirt." On his team's glowing review, Seth joked, "When I hire everybody, I give them that quote and make it very clear that they have to pass it along if they're ever asked."
You can watch Late Night With Seth Meyers on weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.
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