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2009-11-11 14:08:00

Opening Nov. 20, Exhibit Recreates NBC Newsman's Washington Office WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Step into the office of Tim Russert, one of the country's most respected journalists, in a new exhibit offering a unique window into the world of the moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) Inside Tim Russert's Office: If It's Sunday, It's "Meet the Press," which opens Nov. 20, 2009, recreates Russert's NBC...

2008-06-14 06:00:00

POWER BROKER, Journalist, Commentator And -- most importantly -- a father and son, television lost a leading figure in Tim Russert, leaving an industry struggling to absorb a huge loss. Russert revived one of the most indelible brand names in all of television -- "Meet the Press" -- and became a driving force in American political life as a result. According to reports on NBC, he had just returned from a trip to Italy, where his family had remained behind. Of his death, MSNBC reported that...

2008-06-14 00:00:20

PHILADELPHIA _ NBC's Tim Russert, 58, perhaps the most widely respected newsperson in all of television, collapsed and died of a heart attack while at work in Washington Friday afternoon. Russert, a senior vice president at NBC, was the network's Washington bureau chief and had been moderator of "Meet the Press" for more than 16 years. Virtually every major American political figure since 1992 had weathered his intense questioning, and he had been an imposing NBC presence on dozens of...

2008-06-13 21:00:02

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Rahnesha White, UNITY Communications Manager, +1-703- 854-3587, rwhite@unityjournalists.org MCLEAN, Va., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. mourns the loss of Tim Russert, a leading U.S. political correspondent and host of the NBC television network's long-running "Meet the Press" talk show. He died June 13 at the age of 58. As the host of the top-rated Sunday talk show, Russert, who pointedly but politely questioned...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.