Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert

That's a shocker, isn't it? He really loved the game and the game is really good this year. We interviewed his wife Maureen Orth and spent some time with her a few years back. Nice lady. Our sympathies.

From NBC News' boss:

"Capus, Steve (NBC Universal)"
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 4:24 PM
Subject: White House statement

President Bush has just issued a heartfelt statement regarding Tim.


For Immediate Release
June 13, 2008


Laura and I are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Tim Russert. Those of us who knew and worked with Tim, his many friends, and the millions of Americans who loyally followed his career on the air will all miss him.

As the longest-serving host of the longest-running program in the history of television, he was an institution in both news and politics for more than two decades. Tim was a tough and hardworking newsman. He was always well-informed and thorough in his interviews. And he was as gregarious off the set as he was prepared on it.

Most important, Tim was a proud son and father, and Laura and I offer our deepest sympathies to his wife Maureen, his son Luke, and the entire Russert family. We will keep them in our prayers.

1 comment:

kings Farmer said...

I didn't know Tim Russert personally, but I watched Meet the Press regularly, and usually went to MSNBC for political coverage.
Russert stood out, for me, because of his preparation and idealism. He loved his work, and understood the importance and responsibility of his Voice.
Tim Russert was unique. He would mention his Dad, Big Russ, his son, Luke, and I never saw it as a cheap TV Act that some others do.
Tim Russert seemed to understand how privileged a position he had. He loved his work, and it showed.
And, his viewers benefited from it.
I will miss him.