After the sudden and tragic death of famed political analyst Tim Russert, NBC went forward with a Tom Brokaw-hosted, special edition of Meet the Press which paid tribute to his "beloved colleague." The emotional episode filmed as Russert's moderator chair stood empty in remembrance of his extraordinary life and career. apparent heart attack.

Russert's son, Luke, was also on the Today show this morning expressing his appreciation to the outpouring of support from the NBC family as he and his mother are taking everything "day by day" during this difficult time.

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