8.7.08

Tim Russert

Tim Russert Died the week before last on June 13, 2008. He was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was NBC News' Washington bureau chief and also hosted the eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program Tim Russert. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's The Today Show and Hardball. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Time Magazine included Russert in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was born in Buffalo, New York to Irish American Catholic parents Elizabeth (Betty), a homemaker, and Timothy Joseph "Big Russ" Russert, a sanitation worker and newspaper truck driver, who were married for 30 years and separated in 1976. He was the second of four children; his sisters are Betty Ann (B.A.), Kathleen (Kathy) and Patricia. He received a Jesuit education from Canisius High School in Buffalo. He received his B.A. in 1972 from John Carroll University a Juris Doctor with honors from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1976.

Rest in Peace.
de Brantigny

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