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Old 06-13-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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He's one of the last of his kind. A true role model for all young journalists.

And, I suspect, he'd be more than a little upset at finding this thread in the "celebrities" forum. If there was one thing Tim Russert was not, it was a celebrity-seeking journalist. The other guy was the story, never him.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Tim seemed very nuch a working class guy. He'd put together a book, The Wisdom of Our Fathers, that was a collection of short anecdotes people sent in about their Dads, a very enjoyable read.

I'd sent him an E-mail telling him how much I'd enjoyed the book and saying I was having a difficult time deciding what to send in about my Dad. received a very nice note back telling me to take my time but make sure I send it in.

He'll be missed.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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He's one of the last of his kind. A true role model for all young journalists.

And, I suspect, he'd be more than a little upset at finding this thread in the "celebrities" forum. If there was one thing Tim Russert was not, it was a celebrity-seeking journalist. The other guy was the story, never him.
One does not have to seek celebrity to be a celebrity. Tim Russert is a case in point.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Agreed. I hate politics but I liked this guy.


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I'm still trying to get it to sink in. I found out while doing my banking about an hour ago. I just could not believe it. The TV was on at the bank and CNN broke the news, and there was footage of Tom Brokaw at NBC making the announcement. Tim Russert will be missed deeply at NBC News, and his commentary on politics will definitely be missed come November when we have election coverage. A huge loss for the news industry, no question.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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I loved to hear him talk about Big Russ and his family. He was warm, funny and a brilliant interviewer who will be greatly missed.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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It's not uncommon to hear of famous folks passing away, but the news of Tim Russert's death just hit a chord with me. I'm sorry to hear the news this evening. Godspeed, Newsman!
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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A huge loss for us all. He was tough but always fair and a decent guy to everyone. A class act. So tragic to leave behind wife and a son he loved dearly, and his dad. Just too sad.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Shocking news - he will be greatly missed. Why do the really good people die young?
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:20 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Three Broadcast Legends

Not only did we lose Russert today, but we've had three broadcast legends pass away in one week, and two in the last two days at this writing. We lost Tim Russert, but we've also lost Jim McKay of ABC Sports last weekend, and now I've read that Charlie Jones of NBC Sports died of a heart attack Thursday. That was all this week, folks.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Some online news sites are reporting that Tim Russert suffered cardiac arrest at NBC's Washington news bureau and has died(
Not surprising,the news can give anyone cardiac arrest. I'm going Amish.
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