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Friday, June 13, 2008
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via MSNBC: NBC’s Tim Russert dead at 58

Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after a sudden heart attack at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the network said. He and his family had recently returned from Italy, where they celebrated the graduation of Russert’s son, Luke, from Boston College.

Wow. When I first read the headline in a news alert e-mail I did a double take, as it didn’t initially compute. 58 is extremely young and my heart goes out to his family.

I always considered Russert a class act and one of the best at what he did.

He will be missed.

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2 Comments »

  1. I did a double-take on your headline, too.

    That is a shock, for sure. And, given his class and professionalism, a loss during a campaign season–or any time.

    Comment by MSS — Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 4:58 pm

  2. I didn’t believe the reports until I saw them on MSNBC. First thing I did was call my dad- he was horrified. We watched MTP for years and talked about it.

    He was so young.

    Comment by John Cole — Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

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