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Tim Russert

Born: 1950-05-07 - Died: 2008-06-13
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack


Death Summary: Timothy John Russert collapsed apparently due to a heart attack while recording voice overs for his show Meet the Press at an NBC News studio in Washington D.C.

Paramedics were called and attempted to defibrillate Russert's heart three times to no success. He was then taken to Sibley Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

His last words were "What's Happening" - a greeting for his next episode of Meet the Press.

Who was Tim Russert : Tim Russert was best known as the longest-serving moderator of the NBC News program "Meet the Press".

He also appeared frequently on the Today Show and Hardball, and had his own show on CNBC/MSNBC. His work primarily focused on politics, but he was also an avid fan of the Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.

In 2008, Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was also a lawyer.
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3 Signatures in Tim Russert's guestbook

  1. char Says:

    I cannot believe Tim Russert has passed away. Although I am not huge into politics, if I came across a debate he was involved in I always watched and admired his intelligence!! He was an incredible man and I will miss hearing his opinions and outlook on politics.

  2. char Says:

    I’m sorry. I was so taken aback that I forgot to say a few things. I wanted to offer my condolences to his family and friends. May you rest in peace Mr. Russert. You were a wonderful man!

  3. Joey Says:

    It’s interesting that there are about as many ideytifning Russert as right-wing’ as there are those calling him liberal’ (and other less appealing things). He, among the most-known in the media, did a pretty fair job of asking tough questions of everybody. A mark of his work has always been that everybody, on every side, WANTED to be interviewed by Russert. There’s something there to be considered.Of course he’ll be missed. He is already. Now we get to obsess over who will take his seat on MTP. Matthews is a non-starter. Todd doesn’t have the clout. Keith is fine where he is. Russert was a VP of NBC, not just a reporter. That’s hard to replace.Let’s just hope we don’t get Katie Couric on Sunday morning.


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