June 13th, 2008

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

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."