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I am so sad at the sudden passing of Tim Russert. He was my touchstone every Sunday morning. I would plan things around that time, because I couldn't imagine wrapping up the previous week of political news without watching Meet the Press.

His love for his father, Big Russ, was a beautiful thing. If you have not read his book about his dad, I highly recommend it.

He was a good man in the truest sense of the word.

May God bless Tim Russert and give comfort to his dear family.



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G - I'm so happy to see you mention this here. Political junkies that we are, DH and I start every Sunday with Tim Russert followed by George Stephanopolos. I just mentioned to DH last Sunday that I'd like to read Tim's book next. 

I read somewhere recently that Tim started out in his early career as a Democrat and later became a Republican. I don't know how accurate that is, but I do believe that he was a "moderate," and came across quite balanced in his opinions - such an anomaly in reporting.

As you're probably aware, the West Coast gets a special feed of the evening network news. I read on Wikipedia that tonites edition of NBC nightly news is almost commercial free and dedicated to his memory. I'll be watching.

Tim, we will miss you.


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It was commercial free. And at ten they are doing a special program.
Caryn, I don't know what political party he was a member of, but I feel like I lost a friend. Maybe because he reminds me of my older brother who died.
But, I never did ANYTHING on Sunday mornings until MTP was over.  I wrote on my blog that last Sunday I got up early because it was pre-empted by the French Open and he was starting at 8.
I think he was really happy last Sunday because ALL the embedded reporters from the various campaigns were back in DC because the primaries were over. He looked like he was having the time of his life.

I just heard he had an audience with the pope a couple of days ago. He was Catholic, so that must have meant the world to him.

Sundays just won't be the same.

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G - I watched it here too. I'm waiting for the special to come on here (in 10 minutes). Yes, I feel like I lost a friend. He was definitely one of the few that you could turn to for a truly balanced report. I loved the debate that he moderated. I also happened to catch the special NBC Nightly did on aging parents and saw the relationship that he had with Big Russ. I loved that they showed a small clip of that. I feel so bad for him, one should never out-live a child.

Did you see the very end with Ethel Kennedy? Her quote about him feeling right at home in heaven. What a loving tribute.....

We will tune in Sunday. You are right, it wont be the same, but I will want to catch every last tidbit of a tribute for a Reporter that I truly admired and respected.


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Meet the Press this morning with Tom Brokaw and the dearest friends of Tim Russert, set up away from the round table with Tim's seat empty was absolutely heartbreaking.

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Two things I loved about Tim Russert. The first thing was his love of his family, you felt like you knew his son and Big Russ. His journey as becoming a caretaker was very interesting to me. Then I loved how prepared he was, and normally he asked a lot of questions I would. As the viewer I knew he read the book, studied the record and thought out real questions. He will be truly missed.


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