On Meet The Press, Gingrich Defends Government Shutdown: "I Helped Close The Government Twice. It Actually Worked" Video ››› January 6, 2013 3:10 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ? From the January 6 edition of NBC's Meet The Press: Loading the player reg... Previously: Gingrich Defends Government Shutdown In Advising GOP To Absolutely Stop Passage Of Spending Bill Right-Wing Media Continue To Cheer For Government Shutdown Short Link copy link Posted In Economy Network/Outlet NBC Person Newt Gingrich Show/Publication Meet the Press We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.