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    Default Tim Russert dead at 58

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    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/ente...09/detail.html

    Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press" and a political analyst for "NBC Nightly News" and the "Today" program, has died after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 58.

    Tom Brokaw, the former anchor of NBC Nightly News, came on air during a special report Friday afternoon and said Russert collapsed and died while at work in the NBC news bureau in Washington, D.C.

    Brokaw said Russert's death came during a political campaign that "he loved." He called Russert a "beloved colleague" and "one of the premier journalists of our time."

    "This news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice," Brokaw said. "He'll be missed as he was loved greatly."

    Russert joined NBC News in 1984. He took the helm of "Meet the Press" in December 1991 and turned it into the most widely watched program of its type in the nation. His signature trait there was an unrelenting style of questioning.

    Russert has interviewed every major figure on the American political scene, said his biography on the show's Web site.

    Earlier this year, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Washingtonian magazine also once dubbed Russert the best journalist in town, and described "Meet the Press" as "the most interesting and important hour on television.

    Russert was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He is a graduate of John Carroll University and also graduated with honors from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

    Russert is survived by his wife, Maureen Orth, a writer for Vanity Fair magazine, and his son, Luke.
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    Used to love watching him dig into a politician gradually during and interview. This Presidential Race is going to be a bit less interesting without him.

    RIP Mr. Russert
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    It's a conspiracy.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    RIP Big Russ.

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    What a shock. So sad....
    Stay strong, Edward!

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    RIP.

    I loved his old show on MSNBC (or might have been CNBC) where he got the chance to interview people not involved in politics.
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    Wow. One of the few greats who was able to ask the tough questions without his politics getting in the way.

    He will be missed - RIP.

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    He had great enthusiasm and love for his work which made me and many others enjoy watching politics on the news. Rest in peace Mr. Russert.

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    RIP Tim Russert, you were a highly likeable political correspondent for those who don't particularly like politics. He was not your typical stuffy political pundit, he was in a class by himself. I always enjoyed hearing what he had to say, even if I did not care what he was talking about.

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    The above post sum it up, he did his job very well.

    I loved when he interviewed Ray Nagon (mayor of New Orleans) after Katrina. He ripped Nagon, pulled out the city document stating that the "mayor is responsible for the evacutation of it's citiziens" great interview.

    He'll be missed................

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    I am so sad about this! I loved watching him on Meet The Press on Sundays. Especially, when James Carville and Mary Matalin were on a few yrs back.

    This election just won't hold the excitement that he brought to the table... great interviews, tough/ intelligent questions but always a gentleman - never a mud slinging jerk. And no more white board on election night!!!!!

    RIP Tim, you'll be truly missed.
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    Man..what a shock. Best interviewer ever.
    Dealing with it.

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    I was a fan. This one hurts. RIP Tim.
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    Wow that was so sudden. Very sad.

    RIP.
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    This is the worst day of the year for news junkies like myself.

    Russert was THE BEST interviewer - of any kind of subject - ever. While other talking heads claim a "No Spin Zone" it was only on Meet The Press where those who spun got their asses handed to them. Russert got to the point, even if it took the entire show because his tough interviews were like a boxing match. Even so, the interview was never about Tim Russert and the guest always got a fair shake.

    Alway professional, always objective and always respectful. I could always count on a quality "Big Picture" assessment from him.

    He had a second interview show on CNBC where he interviewed authors about a variety of subjects. My all time favorite was his interview with Steve Martin last year about Steve's book. I learned more about Steve Martin in one hour then I had learned over the past 30 years.

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    wow! what a shocker! so sad.

    he was one of the few journalists that all the other news guys respected. You could really feel it on MSNBC during all the primary nights when he would be on the other journalists were like "wow! Tim's here!!! step it up!"

    RIP lil' Russ
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