NBC interviewed is mother, Cheri Roper, and his wife, Kristian Denny Todd. And his NBC colleagues weighed in as well, calling him a "political junkie" and a "walking encyclopedia of politics."
Brian Williams chimed in from the beach during a vacation in New Jersey.
"So what have we learned? Chuck Todd is a goatee enthusiast. He is a walking political briefing book. But most of all a good guy," Williams said.
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Todd then gave "Meet the Press" a preview of the next era of the show by joining Mitchell to talk politics: