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    NBC's 'Meet The Press' Host Tim Russert Dead At 58
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― Tim Russert, who pointedly but politely questioned hundreds of the powerful and influential as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," died Friday of an apparent heart attack. The network's Washington bureau chief was 58.

    In addition to his weekly program, Russert made periodic appearances on the network's other news shows, was moderator for numerous political debates and wrote two best-selling books.

    NBC interrupted its regular programming to announce Russert's death, and in the ensuing moments, familiar faces such as Tom Brokaw, Andrea Mitchell and Brian Williams took turns mourning his loss.

    Williams called him "aggressively unfancy."

    Russert, of Buffalo, N.Y., took the helm of the Sunday news show in December 1991 and turned it into the nation's most widely watched program of its type. His signature trait there was an unrelenting style of questioning that made some politicians reluctant to appear, yet confident that they could claim extra credibility if they survived his grilling intact.

    He was also a senior vice president at NBC, and this year, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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    It's on CNN now. I'm looking for a link and will post.
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    I'm sorry to hear that.
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    Russert was pretty entertaining. Sorry to hear this too.
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    NBC's Tim Russert Dies at 58
    Host of 'Meet the Press

    By Howard Kurtz
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, June 13, 2008; 3:46 PM

    Tim Russert, the Democratic operative turned NBC commentator who revolutionized Sunday morning television and infused journalism with his passion for politics, died this afternoon.

    Russert, 58, suffered a heart attack while working in his office on Washington's Nebraska Avenue. Details were not ...
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    I really hate to hear that. I didn't watch him much, but enjoyed it when I did. Yeah, he was a lib, but not of the miserable sort. RIP
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    Just had seen it on the internet. You guys are quick.

    Very sorry to hear this. He might have been a Dem, but I think he was more fair than most journalists. And he seemed to be a good person. He will be missed.

    It's pretty scary for someone that age to go so suddenly. I guess we never know when HE will call us.
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    Bummer. :( Imus is going to be really hurt.
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    I am the same age...

    I liked Tim Russert. How tragic for his Dad, Russert wrote the best seller about him and now he faces his first Father's Day weekend without his beloved son. They are saying that his co-workers and staff adored him.
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