Death of Tim Russert

May 7, 1950 - June 13, 2008
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 58

Television's "Meet the Press" host dies at 58
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Tim Russert, a political lifer who made a TV career of his passion with unrelenting questioning of the powerful and influential, died of a heart attack Friday in the midst of a presidential campaign he'd covered with trademark intensity. Praise poured in from the biggest names in politics, some recalling their own meltdown moments on his hot seat.

Russert, 58, was a political operative before he was a journalist. He joined NBC a quarter century ago and ended up as the longest-tenured...

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