Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert is Dead

NBC newsman and Meet the Press host Tim Russert has died of a heart attack at the age of 58. Russert was by far my favorite political host/commentator. I always found him tough, but fair. WE used to joke that they should change the name of Meet the Press to "Hammer Time" because he was able to and would ask the tough questions to politicians of both parties. He was always well prepared and ready to challenge the usual answers of politicians that sound good, but mean nothing. I am very sad that we won't have him around for the rest of this election cycle to ask the right questions at the right time.


Sean said...

I just heard about this and I'm kind of in shock. Prayers and condolences go out to the Russert family.

Who are they going to replace him with on MTP? Hopefully not Chris Matthews or Keith Olberman.

Nomad said...

My jaw is hanging open in shock. There was no more vital seeming man on television.

shadowmom1 said...

I, too, am mourning the loss of Tim Russert. He was a great journalist and interviewer and a genuine good guy. I hope there is someone out there (a new, young person?) who can have and show some of his finer qualities and eventually fill the hole this has left in the media.