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NBC's Tim Russert dead at 58

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by JamieinNH, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

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    WASHINGTON - 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.



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  2. KenH

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    Tim Russert Dies At 58

    Newsman Tim Russert dies at 58

    (CNN) -- Tim Russert, who became one of America's leading political journalists as the host of NBC's "Meet the Press," died Friday, according to the network. He was 58.

    He collapsed and died at work, according to the network. He had just returned from a family vacation in Italy to celebrate the graduation of his son, Luke, from Boston College.

    Russert joined the network in 1984 and quickly established himself as the face of the network's political coverage.

    - www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/13/tim.russert/index.html

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  3. Martin

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    He was a great interviewer, this is very tragic news. :tear:
     
  4. JamieinNH

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    No doubt he was the best interviewer of the Sunday morning bunch. He asked the tough questions and was relentless about getting answers. He will be missed.
     
  6. Bro. Curtis

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    Yeah, this is a real bummer. One of the good guys.
     
  7. sag38

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    One of the few in the drive by media that I actually respected.
     
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    We will truly miss his marker board analysis this election season. :tear:
     
  9. Magnetic Poles

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    One of the best in the business, gone much to early.

    "If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press."
     
  10. TomVols

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    He resurrected MTP. While partisan (he was a former aide to Monihayn), he never let it get through terribly. He was as tough on Dems as he was on Republicans. He refused to go over the top (Like Matthews, Olbermann, et.al.) and was a serious news man (unlike Limbaugh, O'Reilley, et.al.).

    The thing I liked about him the most? He was an avid and unapologetic sports fan. He rooted for his Bills and Sabres on the air, and did it with a smile.

    His voice of reason and reassurance amid a seascape of warbling heads has been silenced. I selfishly pray he has tutors that will flood the airwaves and get the media back to respectability. And I pray most of all, as I do for all who die, that he knew Christ genuinely.
     
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    Yep, me too. He will be missed.
     
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    Sad, sad news

    My second to TomVols comment that he was tough on both Dems and Republicans--the way it ought to be. I had a lot of respect for him. Plus, he was just a decent guy who well remembered his roots and loved his family and country. Will miss him greatly.
     
  13. JPPT1974

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    So sad and sorry to hear about Tim's passing
    Be praying for his family and friends that
    He left behind! So beloved and a class act all the way!
     
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