Tim Russert dead ...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by HatterDon, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    ... at 58 --which isn't all that old to some of us.


    Although I'd rather have a root canal than watch Meet the Press, I have respect for the guy, and you have to feel for his family.

    And so it goes ... [po toweet]
  2. FFC24

    FFC24 New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    WOAH! I'm saddened by this news. I actually liked the show.
  3. Terrier4FFC

    Terrier4FFC New Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Carbondale, IL
    And so it goes...

    I'll miss the man. Meet the Press is a ritual for me.
  4. RidgeRider

    RidgeRider Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Wow this is a real bummer. I really like the guy and I thought his show was pretty decent compared to some others. He did a good show. Terrier, we agree!
  5. BarryP

    BarryP New Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Evansville, Indiana
    Wow first Jim McKay and now Tim Russert.
  6. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    I was very much a fan of his show. He will be missed.
  7. ChicagoTom

    ChicagoTom Administrator

    Dec 30, 2004
    I thought Tim Russert was a great host and journalist. I thought he was fair and I thought he was very unbiased in his reporting and in his interviewing.

    It saddens me greatly to see him die. I loved Meet the Press and I thought Russert was the best in the business at what he did. It is a shame to see him go.

    Election night coverage will not be the same without him.
  8. FFCinPCB

    FFCinPCB New Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    Tom, as many times, does a great job summing it up.

    Meet the Press was a ritual in our house many Sunday mornings, for more serious fare after the nearly always reflective CBS' Sunday Morning. (I still miss Charles Kuralt, but Charles Osgood has done a great job.)

    A light that shone very bright and burned out much too soon for many. A very unique and endearing person,... which is hard to say about TV and political personalities.
  9. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Some concern that if there had been a defibrillator there, he might have been stabilized. A doc says maybe not.
    In fact, it may not have been possible to see it before it happened, no matter what.

    From what's coming out about the specifics, given that it happened at much too young an age....the only way to go.
    I know it's how I want to go... later, please
  10. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    yeah, we were talking about this last night between sets. The man was in a high-stress job and he was carrying about 50 extra pounds. It's still sad, though.

    I enjoyed his book about his father, and I usually went to NBC for convention/election coverage.
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