NBC’s newsman Tim Russert dies at 58

Posted By on June 13, 2008

Tim RussertTim Russert, the moderator of “Meet the Press,” and respected NBC Washington news bureau chief died Friday after a sudden heart attack. He was working at the NBC news bureau on voice-overs according to news reports and collapsed. The Russerts had just returned from a trip to Italy where the family celebrated the graduation of his son Luke from Boston College. Tim Russert was 58 and was one of 2008’s Time Magazines 100 most influential people. He was born on May 7 1950 in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Canisius High School, Jo, educated at Cleveland Ohio’s John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. My condolences to his wife Maureen Orth and their son Luke — Tim Russert was well respected by all who have ever met him. (myself included) His two recent books would make excellent “Father’s Day” reading … Big Russ and Me -2004 and Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons – 2006.
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