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    Meet the Press' Tim Russert dead at 58

    Now, that's a shocker!!

    WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after being stricken at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

    Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed. He was rushed to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, said Russert’s physician, Michael Newman, who said the cause of death was not immediately known.

    Russert had returned from Italy, where his family was celebrating the graduation of his son, Luke, from Boston College.

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    I liked watching his show from time to time, he was not afraid to ask the really tough political questions, a big loss for TV journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Now, that's a shocker!!

    WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after being stricken at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

    Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed. He was rushed to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, said Russert’s physician, Michael Newman, who said the cause of death was not immediately known.

    Russert had returned from Italy, where his family was celebrating the graduation of his son, Luke, from Boston College.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25145431/
    Hello Doc,

    One of the best at his business in one of the best shows of it's kind. A very tough loss.

    Sadly,

    Korbel
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    Tim Russert got me hooked to "Meet the Press". He's one of the rare anchors that i respected & one of the best interviewers of his time. Because of him, "Meet the Press" was a show i began to regular watch 6 years ago. The other 'political' talk shows pale compared to his show. "Meet the Press" will never be the same & i can't see who could replace him on the show. He was truly one-of-a-kind & a credit to his profession.

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    For me, it was like this.

    Meet the Press was one of the few political talk shows that did NOT feature leg shots of female commentators and reporters.

    And I still watched it because it had a serious, down-to-business style about it.

    If you wanted real direct, straight answers from the chief politicians, well, this was about the closest thing you could get.

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    I was unaware until yesterday that Russert had a law degree. Someone on CNN compared Russert's interviewing style to a prosecutor & stated that his legal background contributed to this style. Reflecting upon his best MTP interviews, i couldn't agree more. I'm surprised i hadn't noticed this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Tim Russert got me hooked to "Meet the Press". He's one of the rare anchors that i respected & one of the best interviewers of his time.
    I agree, he was one of the few that immediately got my atttention. Really quite young, imo, to pass away and that's what suprises me the most.

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    Daringly, i agree, I actually know quite a few that have heart attacks in this age bracket but just still seems too early for me. Lifestyle is a big factor, trying to get the most done while you still have the chance/opportunity.

    Whether him or anyone else in that age range, way too young too die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daringly
    May seem quite young but the truth is if you read the back page of any paper where deaths are listed people that are between 40 to 60 yrs old are there all the time. Sometimes it seems they are dropping like flys. This registers a bit because most people can identify with him. As you approach your fifties it is the time to have fun, don't put it off because you may not see your retirement years.
    Russert was indeed very young to die, but Daringly is correct: people in their forties (and even 30's) seem to regularly be dropping like flies these days. You can die of a heart attack at any given age, it seems. Enjoy life as much as possible, whenever you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Russert was indeed very young to die, but Daringly is correct: people in their forties (and even 30's) seem to regularly be dropping like flies these days. You can die of a heart attack at any given age, it seems. Enjoy life as much as possible, whenever you can.
    Hello Doc,

    About a year and a half ago a cousin of mine died very suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 53 with no previous symptoms. I had just seen him a few months before when his son graduated from high school. It was a complete shock. He left three kids just coming into adulthood.

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