Friday, June 13, 2008

"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," [President] Bush said in a statement Friday."

Tim Russert died of a heart attack today. He was 58 years old. [CNN]

When I was in high school, our government teacher, Mrs. Brown, made us watch Meet The Press every week and write a summary of it. While I hated it at the time, I grew to like it and see that it was useful. I also came to like Tim Russert and see him as a good journalist. It's sad to see him go.

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