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Tim Russert RIP by tucsonmike on 16 June 2008 4:12am
 
Instead of Meet The Press this morning, NBC had a memorial for the show's moderator, Tim Russert.
He was one of the best reporters we had in our nation. Honest, tough, but compassionate, a hard working man from a hard working place, (Buffalo, New York).
I was teary eyed when Tom Brokaw spoke about him.
Mr. Russert died Friday at NBC offices. He was 58 and could not be revived. The United States lost a genuine hero.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Russert

Also look @ the following blog.
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2008/06/14/tim-russert/#comment-377385
 
Re: Tim Russert RIP by peripatetically on 16 June 2008 11:33am
 
Yes, I watched it too. I always watch Meet the Press anyway. When Tom Brokaw's voice broke, it really hurt. And poor Barnicle, they were so close. Tim is irreplaceable . I'm presently listening to Don Imus, who also loved Tim.(Who didn't, really?) Sounds like the show will be totally dedicated to him as well with guests who knew him well, such as Joe Leiberman, Barnicle again, and others... The outpouring of sympathy is really overwhelming and it's profound and truly sincere.
 
Re: Tim Russert RIP by Wild in Africa on 16 June 2008 1:12pm
 
Yes and as a Big Bruce Springsteen fan as well, Tim will be missed. I gather that Bruce gave him a special eulogy at the weekend concert at the Cardiff Millenium stadium in Wales before playing 'Thunder Road' (I saw Bruce again in London two weeks ago!)
 
Re: Tim Russert RIP by tucsonmike on 16 June 2008 1:46pm
 
Glad you got to see Springsteen, Wild. The clip of Thunder Road was played on the Meet the Press edition yesterday.
I think the memorial is tomorrow and MSNBC is going to show it.
 
Re: Tim Russert RIP by canaveralgumby on 16 June 2008 4:28pm
 
He was an excellent "griller." He was one of the few, when the whole press corps went easy on the President and White House Spokespeople at the beginning of the war because they didn't want to lose their spot in the press conference room.

This certainly will make the campaign a little easier for Obama and McCain...
 



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