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NBC's Tim Russert Dies at Age 58
« on: June 14, 2008, 06:50:10 PM »
The political and media world lost a legend on Friday after venerable newsman Tim Russert died at the age of 58.

According to NBC?s Tom Brokaw, Russert collapsed and died while at work at the NBC bureau in Washington, D.C. Russert had just returned from a trip to Italy with his wife and son. He suffered a fatal heart attack, The New York Times reported on its Web site.

?This news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice. He?ll be missed as he was loved -- greatly,? Brokaw reported on television Friday afternoon.

Russert had been recording a voiceover for this week's Meet the Press broadcast when he collapsed, NBC said.

Known for his tough questioning, Russert stood at the top of the political journalism world and was widely respected. He was named to Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world earlier this year.

Russert served as the moderator of NBC?s Meet the Press since 1991 and had been with NBC News for the better part of two decades. He also served as senior vice president at MSNBC and Washington bureau chief.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/media/report-russert-dies-heart-attack/

What a shame to lose a respected news icon so suddenly. And he was a Buffalo native, too. :(

I'll say it one more time in his honor: Go Bills!

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NBC's Tim Russert Dies at Age 58
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 07:16:20 PM »
Yeah, it is very sad indeed. I didn't agree with him often, but he obviously cared a lot about what he did. I wonder who NBC could possibly choose to replace him?

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NBC's Tim Russert Dies at Age 58
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 08:01:13 PM »
Quote from: ""nicklegends""
Yeah, it is very sad indeed. I didn't agree with him often, but he obviously cared a lot about what he did. I wonder who NBC could possibly choose to replace him?


:?: I dunno. But (s)he'd have some PRETTY BIG shoes to fill!!!


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