Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert (1950-2008)

"If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press." Those words were certainly true for me.

Devoted Bills supporter, Springsteen fan, favorite son of Buffalo, this guy was an indispensable part of American politics. No one faced his relentless questioning without fear and respect. As Andrea Mitchell just asked on MSNBC, "Who could stand up to the rigor of sitting down for an hour with Tim Russert? Some could, some couldn't, some were too afraid to even try. But it became the gold standard of political journalism."

Of all television news figures I've seen over the years, he was my favorite.

I can't believe that Tim Russert has died.

(Image from NAB)

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