Friday, June 13, 2008
A Sad Day for Washingtonians and The Nation....
As Caps fans gather to celebrate Alex Ovechkin's win as MVP, many are just starting to hear the stunning and sad news that fellow Washingtonian and famed political journalist, Tim Russert has died of a heart attack at the age of 58.
Veteran anchor Tom Brokaw remembered Russert as "one of the premier political journalists and analysts of his time.” In addition to his notoriety as NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of Meet The Press, he wrote a NY Times best-selling book honoring his father titled Big Russ and Me. He also wrote another best-selling book titled Wisdom of Our Fathers.
I will never forget Tim waving the Capitals flag at the end of his Meet The Press broadcast when the team made the playoffs and I have always admired him for his passion for journalism, his down-to-earth demeanor and his ability to remain neutral during heated political interviews. This year's presidential campaign coverage will certainly not be the same without him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Russert family and all of his present and former colleagues...we will miss you Tim.