As I was sitting at work today in the city, I received a breaking news alert on my cell informing me that after suffering a sudden heart attack and collapsing, Tim Russert died today at the age of 58. Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the NBC News network said.
I can’t even begin to explain how weird it feels because for as long as I can remember my dad and I have watched “Meet the Press” mostly every Sunday.
Tim Russert will definitely be missed. He was admired by many. His charisma and way of asking the tough questions led to such a large group of admiring fans. It’s insane how sometimes you are effected by people you have never even met… but that is exactly the kind of guy Tim Russert was. Even with all of his fame, he was just a regular guy.. a “one of us”.
Here’s the original clip of Tom Brokaw breaking the sad news:
Random: Russert’s favorite saying” “Go get ’em”.