My heart sank when I read Metro this morning. On page 9 was a picture of Tim Russert titled “Russert Moderator Remembered.” Below the picture, I could read these lines: Democratic strategist James Carville and his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, burst into tears during a taping of Meet The Press in memory of the late moderator Tim Russert, yesterday at the NBC studios in Washington, D.C. Russert died Friday of a heart attack while at the NBC bureau in Washington at the age of 58.
I’m his fan. Tim and “Meet the Press” had accompanied me in most of my Sundays mornings for many years. A gentleman who always pushed for clear answers but never smug, always prepared with tons of data, an outstanding political journalist.