June 13, 2008

Tim Russert Reported Dead

Russertbetterimage.jpgBy Both CNN and FOXNEWS.

Via CNN's red banner: Tim Russert of NBC News has died at the age of 58, the network says.
I must say that I've always enjoyed MTP. Mr. Russert did a great job of hiding his politics, playing the tough reporter on Meet The Press no matter who was on the other side of the desk.

More Via CNN:

Tim Russert, who became one of America's leading political journalists as the host of NBC's "Meet the Press," died today of a heart attack, according to the network. He was 58.
More here Via NY Post.

Via Wikipedia

to Irish American Catholic parents, he received a Jesuit education[3]. Russert was an alum of Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York and a graduate of John Carroll University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Although Russert was of age during the peak of the Vietnam War, he had no military service. He admitted, on Meet the Press, that he went to Woodstock "in a Buffalo Bills jersey with a case of beer." Russert was admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia. Before joining NBC News, Russert served as counselor in New York Governor Mario Cuomo's office in Albany in 1983 to 1984 and was chief of staff to Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1977 to 1982. An avid fan of the American Football team the Buffalo Bills, Russert usually closed Sunday broadcasts during the football season with some type of pro-Bills comment. He had also ended his show by mentioning the successes of Boston College football, baseball, and hockey.
Others blogging Malkin, and Oliver Willis, though Rusty might kill me for linking him. Just goes to show how much Mr. Russert was liked and respected by both the left and right.

Also here Via MSNBC, Tim died working on MTP.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the network said.
Very fitting.

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