Tim Russert

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  • Birth Name: Timothy John Russert Jr.
  • Birth Place: Buffalo, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/07/1950, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 06/13/2008
  • Profession: Journalist
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The Biz: Chuck Todd is Ready to Make News on Meet the Press

On Sunday, NBC News political director Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of television's longest running franchise, Meet the Press. His arrival — which will feature an interview with President Obama — comes after a year of turmoil on Sunday roundtable program. read more

VIDEO: Charlie Rose (December 12, 2001)

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On His 10Th Anniversary As Host Of The Sunday Morning National News Show Meet The Press, Tim Russert Discusses His Experience On The Show, Politics, And Washington. watch

VIDEO: Charlie Rose (May 10, 2004)

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Charlie Sits Down For The Hour With News Anchor Tim Russert Of Meet The Press. The Two Talk Bout Washington, Domestic And Foreign Politics, And Russert'S Father, Big Russ, Who Is The Subject Of Russert'S Latest Book, Big Russ And Me. Russert Shares Thoughts On The Bush Administration And The Situation In Iraq. watch

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Mark Leibovich Says Washington Had Reached It's Tipping Point
Tim Russert, We'll Miss Ya
Fox News Gives Republican Paul Ryan Birthday Cake
Tom Brokaw Remembers Tim Russert

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Credits

Year Title Description
2006 BookExpo America: Tim Russert: Wisdom of Our Fathers Episode, Appearing
2005 Costas Now: Episode
Season 1, Episode 5
Episode, Guest
2004 World War II Memorial TV Show Series, Narrator
1994 The Tim Russert Show TV Show Series, Host
1947 Meet the Press TV Show Series, Moderator

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The Biz: NBC's Luke Russert Does Time on Dateline

As the son of the late Tim Russert, the longtime moderator of NBC's Meet the Press, Luke Russert grew up in Washington politics. So it was natural for him to cover Capitol Hill when he joined NBC News in 2008. His coverage of the scandal involving sexting House member Anthony Weiner helped nudge the Congressman into resigning.

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Tim Russert's Son Follows Father's Footsteps

Late host of Meet the Press Tim Russert may no longer be a part of the NBC News family, but the Russert name will carry on at the Peacock as his son Luke joins on as a new correspondent for the network. According to The New York Times, young Russert's first assignment will begin late August at the Democratic National Convention in Denver followed by the Republican National Convention in St. Paul at the beginning of September. President of NBC News Steve Capus is confident "Luke will bring a unique perspective" to covering this election especially since "so much attention has turned to the youth vote." Prior to his father's death on June 13, Luke Russert had established a name for himself in the media world having co-hosted an XM radio show with political pundit James Carville for two years. An NBC spokeswoman also confirmed that Russert will be continuing with his work for NBC after the November election turning his attention to covering youth issues. What do you think about Luke f... read more

Tim Russert Honored by Heartbroken Home Town

When veteran newsman Tim Russert died at the age of 58 last month, everyone in America joined his family in mourning his passing — none more so than the good people of Buffalo, New York, Russert's home town. On Monday's Today show, Russert's widow, journalist Maureen Orth, said she was "astounded" by the "outpouring of love" that she and her son have received from stricken fans. "We're doing great," said Orth, who also talked about her Vanity Fair piece on France's first lady, Carla Bruni.As for how Russert's home town is responding to his death, a section of U.S. Route 20A which runs in front of the Buffalo Bills' stadium has already been named the Timothy J. Russert Highway. And according to an article in The Washington Post, if a grass-roots movement is successful, the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport will bear Russert's name as well. — Nina Hämmerling SmithDo you think Russert should be honored in the same way New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and President ... read more

NBC Names Brokaw Interim Meet the Press Host

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw has been named interim moderator of Meet the Press. He will moderate MTP beginning Sunday, June 29 and will serve in that post through November's presidental election.Former host Tim Russert died of a heart attack June 13. Brokaw also hosted a special MTP edition last week that recounted Russert's life and career. Current Nightly News anchor Brian Williams moderated today's MTP telecast.The AP reports Brokaw discussed taking over the moderator post with NBC News president Steve Capus while riding the train back from Washington to New York from Wednesday's memorial service for Russert."The plan is for me to be in place until they can find somebody who can take it over on a permanent basis," Brokaw said.In addition to finding a full-time MTP moderator to take over following November's elections, NBC must find someone to fill Russert's shoes as Washington bureau chief. — J.R. WhalenRelated:• Cheers: A Memorable Tim Russert Memorial• Who ... read more

Rainbow Appears after Russert's Memorial

Just as mourners were leaving a memorial service yesterday for Tim Russert in our nation's capital, something absolutely incredible happened: A rainbow appeared! Ironically, they had just heard a rendition of the song "Somewhere over the Rainbow" at the service. Coincidence? We think not! read more

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