JUST IN: Tim Russert, DEAD!

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    Just hearing on the radio, Meet The Press host Tim Russert has collapsed and is dead.
     
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    TIM RUSSERT DIES FROM APPARENT HEART ATTACK

    June 13, 2008 --

    Updated at 3:36 p.m.

    Tim Russert, NBC journalist and political heavyweight host of "Meet the Press," has died after collapsing at NBC's Washington news bureau, a source said. He was 58 years old.

    Russert, who rose from the inside world of politics where he was former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo's press secretary and one-time chief of staff to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was able to successfully cross over to political journalism and rise to become one of its leading lights.

    In his role as host of the seminal Sunday morning political program "Meet the Press" - which he took over in 1991 - he became renowned for his hard-nosed interviews where he frequently cornered some of Washington's cagiest political figures with tough questions.

    Russert joined NBC News in 1984. In April 1985, he supervised the live broadcasts of the Today program from Rome, negotiating and arranging an appearance by Pope John Paul II - a first for American television. In 1986 and 1987 Russert led NBC News weeklong broadcasts from South America, Australia and China.

    In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people.


    TIM RUSSERT DIES FROM APPARENT HEART ATTACK - New York Post
     
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    oh my goodness Pale, i just heard! he was only 58 or so! :(

    jd
     
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    He did have a fat pie face... he was out of shape. But still, he was young.

    How ya doin jd? Nice to see you.
     
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    Man, I read that also! Only 58... He was one of the best.
     
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    doing good! pretty busy though, with gardening and yard work!

    i'm still freaking out on all of your earthquakes though.....and i heard they started up again? is this true Pale?

    jd
     
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    Yup... we had another 3.7 followed seconds later by a 3.9. They had slowed down, but they've picked back up after those two. I'm getting used to it. I mean there's been THOUSANDS of quakes and tremors. You either get used to it or go crazy.

    And I'm just hearing that Russert had a massive heart attack. I'll tell ya, whether you WANT to or not, you just HAVE to exercise. I do every day.
     
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    that is key to a strong heart, and keeping the saturated fats in line!

    you are leaving there soon though, right....gonna retire somewhere else soon, right? hahahaha!

    GET OUT OF DODGE young man! What good is exercise if the house falls and crushes you? :eek: lol
     
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    sorry folks but Tim Russert may have been the best of a sorry lot. If I had to hear about his dad Big Russ, and 'the greatest' generation one more time...but he up and goes and dies on my B-Day? (I feel bad for his kid...just celebrating graduation)

    I think he was a mediocre talent, but a decent fellow. He will be missed ---for a very short time. It isn't like he is 'our' Chet Huntley, David Brinkley or Walter Cronkite.

    58? jeezuz, did he have a primary care doctor?
     
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    Maybe the Obama-Clinton campaign put too much stress on his heart.
     

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