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R.I.P. Tim Russert - CinemaDave

Jun. 13th, 2008 07:00 pm R.I.P. Tim Russert



Sunday morning will never be the same.
Tim Russert passed away today, age 58 - the age of my brother.

Sunday morning,
Coffee and bacon frying on the grill
and a big Sunday morning newspaper to read.

Tim's journalistic philosophy was to learn as much as he could about his interview subject, then take a contrary point of view with his questioning.

This is an important philosophy about journalism, that seems to be lost by current hotshot journalists. The NBC Newsroom may be permanently broken now.

To paraphrase Mr. Russet's words;
"Laugh Often,
Work Hard and Keep Your Honor."

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From:cinemastar
Date:June 18th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)

Tim Russert

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This was really unexpected. To the average person Tim Russert did not appear to have serious health issues.

I've enjoyed hearing Tim talk about his father having so much to do with Tim's success, in recent interviews.
From:cinemadave
Date:June 18th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)

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Ironically, I had a routine physical and when I went to visit my parents, My Mom told me the shocking news. We really feel like we lost a family member, especially Sunday mornings....

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