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Tim Russert, a fixture in American homes on Sunday mornings and election nights since becoming moderator of “Meet the Press” nearly “Welcome to Sunday; it's Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd said yesterday Tim Russert, the iconic NBC newsman who led Meet the Press for 10 years ago today NBC News Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press Tim Russert died. Russert was in the tracking booth.
Are these the kinds of things that governors should know, who the largest employers are, how many people live below the poverty line? Videotape, May 3, MR.
Now, what I have also told your program today It's a simple question. Well, you've already finished. Let's, let's -- please, please. It's your, it's your program, you can do anything you want to with it. Videotape, November 7, MR. Will you allow North Korea to build a nuclear bomb? North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb. We have to be very firm about it. Videotape, October 13, MR. Filegate, TravelgateWhitewater -- what's wrong with those as legitimate issues?
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Look at all this Whitewater stuff. Lewis Libbythat he would neither testify whether he spoke with Libby nor would he describe the conversation. Russert testified again in the trial on February 7, If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission.
Times wrote that, "Like former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Russert was one of the high-level Washington journalists who came out of the Libby trial looking worse than shabby. All the litigation was for the sake of image and because the journalistic conventions required it. It's our best format. I don't think the public was, at that time, particularly receptive to hearing it," Russert says.
Those in favor were so dominant.
We don't make up the facts. We cover the facts as they were. Folkenflik went on to write: Russert's remarks would suggest a form of journalism that does not raise the insolent question from outside polite political discourse—so, if an administration's political foes aren't making an opposing case, it's unlikely to get made.TIM RUSSERT Meet the Press FRIENDS reflect 6-15-08 1 of 6
In the words of one of my former editors, journalists can read the polls just like anybody else. My concern was, is that there were concerns expressed by other government officials. And to this day, I wish my phone had rung, or I had access to them. But "then his thoughts became more that he needed a break, period. So I get it. His first assignment was the political conventions. Work was a welcome opportunity at the time.
His father's death came suddenly, the result of a heart attack while inside a tracking booth at NBC's Washington bureau, and some of his friends and colleagues said they're not sure Luke ever fully processed it. Russert gradually earned the respect of colleagues and rivals. He recently worked long hours covering a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives.
What he did do, however, is put his head down and work," Heye said.
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