Friday, June 13, 2008
Tim Russert of the NBC television network passed away suddenly today at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife Maureen Orth, their son Luke and his Dad “Big Russ”, who was the subject of Tim’s 2004 bestselling book “Big Russ and Me”. Tim was the heart and head of all things political at NBC and MSNBC. Being as interested in politics as Chuck and I are, this feels like a personal loss to us, based on that strangely deep connection we have with folks that communicate to us through the vivid TV screen.