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2008-06-19 09:00:00

"Russert's style was an innovation in news interviewing on television. It's made a huge difference. _ Ted Koppel Sunday morning, I asked Bill Teller, one of the shift managers at Kaldi's Coffeehouse in downtown Clayton, Mo., if he thought the media coverage of Tim Russert's sudden death on Friday had become excessive. "No," he said. Given how important Russert was to political reporting for so long, he had earned more than routine treatment. And of course you'd expect NBC to do even more...

2008-06-19 09:00:31

By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 19--A TV wake of six days and five nights for NBC newsman Tim Russert came to an end yesterday with a moving memorial service on cable channel MSNBC. Aptly representative of the arc of Russert's life, those eulogizing the 58-year-old anchor of Meet the Press ranged from an elementary school nun in Buffalo, N.Y., to the stars of mainstream media and singer Bruce Springsteen. From the announcement of Russert's death shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday to...

2008-06-18 12:00:18

By Eric Mink, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 18--Sunday morning, I asked Bill Teller, one of the shift managers at Kaldi's Coffeehouse in downtown Clayton, if he thought the media coverage of Tim Russert's sudden death on Friday had become excessive. "No," he said. Given how important Russert was to political reporting for so long, he had earned more than routine treatment. And of course you'd expect NBC to do even more for one of its own, Teller said. Twenty-six years old, Teller reads...

2008-06-18 00:00:15

By Frazier Moore, The Associated Press NEW YORK - Tim Russert's chair was empty on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, two days after his unexpected death. But Russert was very much present on the full-hour tribute to this giant of political journalism who hosted NBC's public-affairs program for more than 16 years. "His voice has been stilled," began Tom Brokaw, who led the conversation, "and our issue this sad Sunday morning is remembering and honoring our colleague and our friend ...."...

2008-06-17 21:00:00

By JESSICA HESLAM During a touching tribute on yesterday's "Today" show, Luke Russert was asked about his late father Tim's role as a journalist and broadcaster. "I honestly believe that he saw himself as the questioner for the American people," the young Russert said of his father, the longtime host of NBC's "Meet the Press." Now the network faces the sensitive yet critical task of figuring out not who can replace the legendary newsman who died suddenly of a heart attack at age 58 on...

2008-06-16 06:00:19

By Gary Levin The symbolism was as touching as it was obvious: The chair Tim Russert filled for 17 years on NBC's Meet the Press was left vacant on Sunday's broadcast, acknowledging the gap not just on TV's longest-running show but also in political coverage on and beyond NBC. "I'm glad I'm not in the position of president of NBC News today, who has to figure out how to juggle the programs and fit someone else in his slot," says Larry Grossman. He held that post in 1984 when he recruited...

2008-06-15 18:00:03

The late Meet the Press host Tim Russert was a father to many journalists during his time on the U.S. TV news series, journalist Maria Shriver said Sunday. Appearing on the popular NBC program, Shriver said Russert was always prepared to offer younger journalists advice, such as the time she went to interview then-Cuban President Fidel Castro. Well, I think it's so poignant that we're talking about Tim on Father's Day, because he was a father to so many of us, Shriver told guest host Tim...

2008-06-15 00:00:11

If it's Sunday, it's "Meet the Press," as Tim Russert said so many times in his unmatched 16 { years as moderator of network television's longest-running show. Yet, without Russert, who died Friday at age 58, Sundays, "Meet the Press," broadcast journalism and, certainly, NBC this political season won't be quite the same. "He was, without question, the most important, influential reporter in Washington, print or broadcast," Chris Wallace, a "Meet the Press" alumnus who now anchors rival...

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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...

2008-06-13 18:00:21

WASHINGTON _ Tim Russert, hard-charging host of NBC's ``Meet the Press'' and one of the best-schooled political minds on network television news, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 58, NBC reported Friday. Russert served as NBC News' Washington bureau chief and moderator of the Sunday morning talk show ``Meet the Press.'' He collapsed Friday while taping "voice-overs'' for Sunday's show, NBC News said. Russert, schooled as a lawyer and trained in Washington politics, led...


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