Friday, June 13, 2008

Utter shock (UPDATED)


I had the privilege of reading Tim Russert's best selling book Big Russ & Me, a tribute to the lessons he learned from his beloved father.

Back on June 10, 2004, Russert appeared on Rush Limbaugh's program to discuss the book.

The interview can be heard here.



That was my initial reaction when learning of the death of a TV news legend

Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after a sudden heart attack at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the network said. No details were immediately available.

Russert, the recipient of 48 honorary doctorates, took over the helm of “Meet the Press” in December 1991. Now in its 60th year, “Meet the Press” is the longest-running program in the history of television.

In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Timothy John Russert Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Canisius High School, John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Regardless his left-leaning politics, Russert was one of the fairer interviewers of all the Sunday morning news shows.

Words fail me at this point.


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