View Full Version : NBC's Tim Russert dies at 58 of heart attack

06-13-2008, 11:12 PM
I would think that anyone who has been mildly aware of contemporary US politics would understand what a loss to objective journalism this is. A shock and a very sad day.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tim Russert, a political lifer who made a TV career of his passion with unrelenting questioning of the powerful and influential, died of a heart attack Friday in the midst of a presidential campaign he'd covered with trademark intensity. Praise poured in from the biggest names in politics, some recalling their own meltdown moments on his hot seat.

Russert, 58, was a political operative before he was a journalist. He joined NBC a quarter century ago and ended up as the longest-tenured host of the Sunday talk show "Meet the Press."

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06-14-2008, 12:09 AM
Here's a familiar face in the news that will definitely be missed......

06-14-2008, 12:00 PM
R.I.P. Tim Russert

06-15-2008, 05:20 PM
Tim Russert RIP