On Sunday morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on NBC News’ Meet the Press to talk about the financial crisis on Wall Street.
At one point, interim moderator Tom Brokaw asked Mr. Bloomberg about the possibility of running for a third term in New York. With a slight smile on his face, Mr. Bloomberg tried to turn the tables on his interviewer.
"I have 466 days left to go on my job," said Mr. Bloomberg."I was sort of thinking of maybe to be host of this program. That would be a nice job for me. Probably pays a little bit better than the dollar-a-year I get now."
Mr. Brokaw seemed momentarily taken aback by the joke about the future of the show, which has been the subject of much speculation and anxiety at NBC News since the sudden passing of former Meet the Press moderator and beloved D.C. bureau chief Tim Russert in June.
"It, uh, your net worth however puts the rest of us to shame," replied Mr. Brokaw.