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Host of "Meet the Press" collapsed Friday. (msnbc.com)

I'm really shocked here.



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That's WAY too young to die of a heart attack. Just terribly sad news - especially considering how much he would have enjoyed the coming election.




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I feel like I've been punched in the stomach. I was a fan of Tim Russert and I can't imagine going through another Presidential Election without him. I feel bad for his family and his son- who just graduated college if I'm not mistaken.

Sadly this hits home. My Dad collapsed 5 years ago while playing a board game died at age 56.

RIP Tim.





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R.I.P. Meet The Press will not be the same.
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I'm in agreement with allof you, I jsut heard this on the radio. I really enjoyed listening to him. RIP, Mr. Russert.
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    Sadly this hits home. My Dad collapsed 5 years ago while playing a board game died at age 56.

    RIP Tim.

    (edited by Ffej on 13.6.08 1553)


It really hits home with me, My Dad just passed on Wednesday from a massive heart attack at 52. It always is too young





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Shocking. I remember the first election I followed real closely was the 2000 one, and Tim had me drawn in all night with the use of his white-board and marker to tell how many states/electorates the presidents had won/needed. Sad that he won't be around for this next one.
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    Originally posted by cdlawrence3
      Originally posted by Ffej


      Sadly this hits home. My Dad collapsed 5 years ago while playing a board game died at age 56.

      RIP Tim.

      (edited by Ffej on 13.6.08 1553)


    It really hits home with me, My Dad just passed on Wednesday from a massive heart attack at 52. It always is too young




My prayers to you my friend. I know what your going through.

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Holy crap dude



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I have always liked and respected Tim Russert. This is a very sad.




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My Sunday morning ritual is Meet the Press. It's really quite shocking to hear this news.
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Heard this on the way home today. I honestly was shocked and saddened.

I'm one who enjoys sleeping in whenever I can. However, I ALWAYS made sure to wake up Sunday morning in time to watch Meet the Press. I can't even imagine how they're going to do the show without him.

Everyone who wants to get into the business of TV journalism needs to watch Tim Russert tapes. He was the standard bearer.



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RIP. We need more levelheaded people in the media right now, not less.



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I used to always joke about him when he was on late at night sneaking drinks out of his bottom drawer and smokes on commercial breaks, but that was just because he seemed 'oldschool'. I could have totally seen him in the old days with one of those hats with a PRESS tag in it. The election and election coverage really isn't going to be the same. It's a huge loss.
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For those of you that didn't catch NBC's Special Report, Brokaw was on the verge of losing it -- something I've never seen him do in the years that I've watched him as a viewer or as an employee of an affiliate.

It was surreal, as NBC broke into Golf while a co-worker and I were working on post-production of a show and when we saw the closed captioning that it was Tim Russert that passed away, it was an "oh shit!" type of moment.

Always surreal that John Williams' cut for MTP is the same for their Special Reports -- and now it was played for his death.



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    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    For those of you that didn't catch NBC's Special Report, Brokaw was on the verge of losing it -- something I've never seen him do in the years that I've watched him as a viewer or as an employee of an affiliate.


They've been replaying it all night on MSNBC. Hopefully they play it again over the weekend so more people can see it, because it's very well put-together (especially considering how quickly they had to produce it).

It was hard watching MSNBC's coverage today. The entire time Keith Olbermann was anchoring the news, he seemed to be on the verge of breaking down and crying on-air. Have to give it up to everyone on MSNBC, and other channels, for being able to do their jobs in the midst of losing their friend.



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    Originally posted by OMEGA
      Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
      For those of you that didn't catch NBC's Special Report, Brokaw was on the verge of losing it -- something I've never seen him do in the years that I've watched him as a viewer or as an employee of an affiliate.


    They've been replaying it all night on MSNBC. Hopefully they play it again over the weekend so more people can see it, because it's very well put-together (especially considering how quickly they had to produce it).

    It was hard watching MSNBC's coverage today. The entire time Keith Olbermann was anchoring the news, he seemed to be on the verge of breaking down and crying on-air. Have to give it up to everyone on MSNBC, and other channels, for being able to do their jobs in the midst of losing their friend.


He worked in the same office that houses DC's NBC station (Ch 4, WRC-TV) and he was on the air locally MANY times and the anchors for ch 4 were also having a hard time getting through the news this evening.



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