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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 02:42 PM
I just heard this on the news.

I wonder who will take over on Meet the Press.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 02:49 PM
Awful news. He will be missed. RIP Big Tim.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 02:49 PM
right before father's day too......

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 02:49 PM
That's awful. One of the good ones.
 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 03:07 PM
It is kind of strange that it was so close to Father's Day, and now he's Home with his father, who he wrote about and spoke about so much.

I always liked Tim Russert. He was an old school reporter.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 03:12 PM
Well, that would be news to Tim's father who is still alive as we speak.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 03:14 PM
Then I stand corrected. I didn't read his books, and I've never seen his Dad on TV. I've heard him talk a lot about growing up.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 03:35 PM
Just heard that on the radio. Terrible news. RIP Tim.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 04:15 PM
Hope he rests in peace. Never really liked the man personally, but I am sure he had a positive impact on the people whose lives he touched.


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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 05:06 PM
Best TV journalist of our time. Having worked for Cuomo and Moynihan I would guess that he and I would have differed on many issues but I think he was the epitome of fair. I guess in this upcoming election season alot of us will occasionally find ourselves wondering " what would Russert's take on this be?" RIP

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 05:11 PM





Is Tim Russert's father the one who is in a nursing home with Alzheimers' disease?

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 05:16 PM
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Then I stand corrected. I didn't read his books, and I've never seen his Dad on TV. I've heard him talk a lot about growing up.


Don't worry SantaCruzBluz.....at least you didn't say it on his show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug4enami1ug

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 05:26 PM
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I guess in this upcoming election season alot of us will occasionally find ourselves wondering " what would Russert's take on this be?"
I think he will be sorely missed during the election season. To me his obvious passion (and even delight) about US politics made him a great political journalist. I think his books were really telling about the type of man he was, his value system, and his love of family. Prayers going out to that family now. And I'm wondering if we'll be thinking in terms of red state/blue state come election time...wasn't that his concept?

 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 06:33 PM
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Is Tim Russert's father the one who is in a nursing home with Alzheimers' disease?



He moved his father into an extended care facility just this past week.




I'm not sure who I was thinking of, perhaps Glenn Beck's father?


NBC used the entire half hour to honor Tim Russert tonight.



 

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  posted on 6/13/2008 at 07:55 PM




On the news earlier they said that it was first reported that Tim Russert died of a heart attack. Now theyhave said they are not exactly sure of how he died.

 

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  posted on 6/14/2008 at 09:22 AM
NBC News and MSNBC
updated 7:07 a.m. ET, Sat., June. 14, 2008
WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after suffering a heart attack at the bureau. He was 58.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed. He was rushed to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

Russert’s physician, Michael Newman, said cholesterol plaque ruptured in an artery, causing sudden coronary thrombosis.

Russert had earlier been diagnosed with asymptomatic coronary artery disease, but it was well-controlled with medication and exercise, and he had performed well on a stress test in late April, Newman said. An autopsy revealed that he also had an enlarged heart, Newman said.

 

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  posted on 6/22/2008 at 02:14 PM
Tom Brokaw will replace Tim Russert as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” through the November presidential election, the network announced today.

Brokaw, 68, filled in for the first post-Russert week. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams was the host today, and revealed Russert's interim successor during the broadcast.

The show’s executive producer, Betsy Fischer, said: "Some of my best memories from covering the last several presidential elections have included working closely with Tom, so I know just how lucky we are to have him step in as moderator for ‘Meet the Press.’ His intellect, focus and calming presence is exactly what we need to move forward smartly and remain the No. 1 public affairs show on television as we head into one of the most pivotal elections in our nation's history."

Brokaw said: “I've been appearing on 'Meet the Press' since the days of Watergate when it was moderated by Lawrence E. Spivak right through the distinguished tenure of my great friend, Tim Russert, so I feel right at home. Tim made 'Meet the Press' the center of the universe for informative and lively discussions of public affairs, particularly the exciting 2008 campaign for president, and I intend to continue that commitment to our viewers."

Now an NBC News special correspondent, he stepped down Dec. 1, 2004, after 21 years as the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News." His biography says he has interviewed every president since Lyndon Baines Johnson and has covered every presidential election since 1968. He was NBC's White House correspondent during Watergate, from 1973-1976. From 1984 to 2004, he anchored all of NBC's political coverage, including primaries, national conventions and election nights, and moderated nine primary or general election debates.

Brokaw has written five bestsellers, starting with his 1998 book on World War II veterans, "The Greatest Generation." That inspired a mountain of mail that he adapted to "The Greatest Generation Speaks." "An Album of Memories," was published in 2001, followed the next year by "A Long Way from Home," and then "BOOM! Voices of the Sixties."

Brokaw, a native of Webster, S.D., began his TV news career in 1962 in Omaha and moved to Atlanta, then KNBC in Los Angeles. He joined NBC News in 1966 was the "Today" show anchor from 1976 to 1981.

It was Brokaw who announced Russert's death during a "special report" interruption to network programming..

The network says Brokaw is scheduled to start on June 29. Brokaw had filled in on the Sunday following Russert's death of a heart attack on June 13.

NBC News President Steve Capus said in the announcement Sunday that the show will continue to be produced in Washington.

Remarks: I love Tom Brokrokaw. :

 

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