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12 years ago

What a terrible loss, political news will never be the same, Tim loved politics and was so excited about the 2008 election and he would be so happy to know that Obama is our new President, I cried when he passed away even though I never had the pleasure of meeting him. I'll always remember his white out board he loved to use, political news will never be the same without Tim, I think of "Big Russ" and wonder how he is if he is still with us, Tim adored his Dad, you could see the Beam in his face when he would talk about his Dad. And he adored his son Luke, which is following in his dads footsteps. May God Bless Tim, Big Russ, Luke and his Mother and may Tim rest in Peace. Us Political Junkies Miss you terribly Tim, your always mentioned by your news friends on MSNBC

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DALE PALECKI
12 years ago

I was told that I look like Tim Russert. I whis I could of meat him. I found out that he worked for NBC a show caled meat the press. My heart goes out to the Russert family on his pastaway in 2008. I did not know that there was somebudy out there that looked like me.

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Luane Meader
12 years ago

During these unprecedented tumultuous times, I really miss the even , sensible voice of Tim Russert. I so wish he was still leading the way in the digestion of all this information. I can only imagine his glee in the ability to witness such an historic period. My father died young and missed the Red Sox world series victory. Tim Russert died young and missed the presidential election of 2008. I am sick at heart missing your father's perspective and passion.

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Barb
12 years ago

My heart was heavy last night while watching NBC's coverage of the election. I can only imagine what Tim would have said during the acceptance speach. I so wanted to see the bottle of Rolling Rock on the desk in tribute to Tim. We lost an upstanding, honest person. Seeing Luke helped.

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Christina D
12 years ago

I was so excited to watch the Election and results the other evening, but I could not help but feel somber and shed some tears when I thought of Tim missing this historic election. I remember his beaming smile and how his face lit up when he spoke of politics. A true loss that has hit me deeply and I just wanted to share this.. Christina D. Orangevale, CA

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RA
12 years ago

I miss him. I miss the comfort of his presense, the warmth in his voice, the spark in his eye. I miss how he could untwist the current events of today, unfolding a different light of understanding. His passion in it all. I never knew the man, yet still, I miss him.

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Sue
12 years ago

The Democratic Convention isn't the same without Tim. He had a brilliant way of laying out all the intracacies of the behind the scenes dramas. He spoke to the "everyman" who was at home trying to plow through the issues and he made everything make sense. I used to skip church alot of Sundays to watch Meet the Press because he made it so good. My brother used to work with Tim in DC and a few years ago they met for lunch and he told Tim that story- Tim told my brother, tell your sis to tape the show and go to church. My Christmas present that year was an autographed copy of Big Russ and Me. ,because my brother knew I respected him so much. There was a big hole in my heart when he died and I know that is the same for so many others like me that had never met him but felt as though we had. My prayers for his family who he so obviously cherished.

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Stella
12 years ago

I watched the debates and know that if should be Tim here moderating. He would be the one whipping those candidates into shape. Making them answer the real questions, addressing the real issues, instead of taking jabs at each other. Boy, do we miss you Tim. Every day, especially now. Would you be having such fun, helping us understand, helping us come to a decision. And the laughs you would have watching SNL. Would can imagine such a thing! I hope are watching all of it, I really do.

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Lisa
12 years ago

I was watching the news when Tim's passing was announced. It didn't seem real. We welcome these folks into our homes on regularly scheduled visits and we become intimately acquainted with them. This is precisely why I felt so incredibly sad, to the point of tears, when I learned of his passing. His smile and grace are what impressed me the most about Tim. He could take anyone to task, and he did it well, but it was always done with respect and dignity. In the days that followed his passing, I don't remember many times when I've seen such an outpouring of emotion for someone. A man who was so dearly loved by so many. And I believe Tim Russert was fortunate enough to know just how much he was loved while he was with us. I found him to be courageous and gentle and human. Our Sundays will never be the same. God bless him!

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Bill
12 years ago

He spoke at my daughter's graduation in 2005. He also spoke in 2007 at an event that honored women who had been abused or had died in domestic violence situations. LIke my daughter. He was a class act. My daughter and Tim are in Heaven now.

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anonymous
12 years ago

I was out of the country and in a remote area when Tim Russert passed. I just found out about it today, from the cover of Newsweek while waiting in the doctor's office. I started crying - which I have NEVER done at the death of someone I have never met. In these days, I am skeptical and not fond of media in general, especially those involved in politics, but Tim Russert was someone whose opinion I truly trusted. He was so honest, and great at keeping his interview subjects honest. I felt like he was "one of us" confronting the "bad guys" about all of their lies and mis-deeds and forcing them to give the American public the respect it deserves by speaking honestly with us. I am heartbroken at hearing this and will forever wonder his opinion on current events as they unfold.

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Anne French
12 years ago

When I heard the news that our beloved Tim Russert had died I was stunned. He was at the top of his game and doing what he loved. Because he was only a year older than myself, I took a quick evaluation of my physical health. Not too bad but could be better. In his honour, I have daily taken "Tim" walks- 1/2 hour fast paced walks every day since his passing. When we lose someone before their time it makes us realize our own mortality and hopefully will kick us into action to avoid our own, untimely demise.

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Mark Scholfield
12 years ago

Meet the Press and Tim's presentation of politics was awesome to experience, his inner fire for the workings of politics was inspiring and uplifting to those like me that wanted to be involved in politics, as well as helpful for many Americans to understand D.C.. I have to say his book "Big Russ and Me" is an amazing lesson to be passed on and probably should be used in schools as well as homes. My favorite quote from the book, "Now that I'm a father, I sometimes wonder how my son will learn the importance of good work ethic............One way or another, if I'm not able to teach that lesson, or to direct him to a place where he can learn it, it will be a loss for both of us -- for him as a son, and for me as a father." (p.72 Big Russ and Me) RIP Tim

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jdstark60
12 years ago

tim russert was a wonderful tv personality but he was more than that he was a good husband father and son. this i picked up fr the book he wrote about his father and watching him on tv . he was one of our favorites tom brokaw the other. he was a very gentle person. and would have been kind and caring to anyone he met he was always on top of his interviews and he never lost his temper. as some do as only his tv audince we will miss him and my prayers are with his family may God be with his family

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Levonne Price
12 years ago

This is August 4th 2008. This morning, I was cheerfully flipping through YouTube, smiling at all the humor there, until I ran into a picture of Tim, again. I just had to hunt up these wonderful tributes to this Great American to document for my Children and Grandchildren: "I may not be able to define a Great American or the Best Son, or a more Perfect Father........ But he was here. Come look and See." I'm just a Grandmommy, But my heart aches whenever I remember that a Fine Man like Tim Russert isn't with us anymore" I was so blessed in my lifetime to come across, such a man. Thank You

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critty hymes md
12 years ago

I am a female african american physician news junkie, and Meet the Press was part of my Sunday morning before church services. My sincere condolences to his family, wife and son. I shall miss Tim Russert with his honesty, integrity and genuine love for his family, this nation and its politics. My desire for my life is to be remembered as caring and being fair. I shall remember Tim Russert as one of those people. The portable white board in this historical presidential election will be missed this fall. God's Love, Critty Hymes MD

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Karen Ostrand
13 years ago

I will miss Tim Russert a great deal as we wind down in this seemingly endless election. His no nonsense, easy to understand way of interviewing guests and his commentary on the ongoing political scene was and is unmatched. His genuine excitement and enthusiasm of the political world made it interesting and exciting for me, and furthermore, I trusted him. My condolences to his family and many friends. The normal reaction would be that he was taken too soon but for those who believe in God , His son Jesus Christ and all that goes with them, it was exactly the right time. Karen, Federal Way, WA

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Darrell Jones
13 years ago

Being ten years old when TV appeared in our American homes, I have seem them all, Edward R. Merrow, Lowell Thomas, John Cameron Swayzee, Charles Collingwood, Douglas Edwards, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, I could name many more, but to no avail, there never was, nor will there ever be anyone like Tim.....He was the Larry Bird, of news, he was the John macEnroe of Tennis...Tim was simply the greatest journelest there will ever be. His enthusium, his excitment, his true love for the truth and the American way, I actually cried like a baby...how can we have politics, without Tim....his love for his wife, son Luke, father Big Russ, wow!!! He was Mr. America, my GOD Bless

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Terence Corcoran
13 years ago

A Family Man. A Godly Man who believed that God has purpose for each of us in life. Sincere, patriotic, funny, great values, high degree of integrity, perserverence, true to his job, fair, always looked sharp and professional. The only journalist who took the profession to the next level. Loved to work out of the box, loved his use of the portable white board. True to his parents. True to his wife. Raised a great son who will be honored to carry on his name. Tim Russert a great man that everyone will miss. God's speed Tim

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Dori Farber
13 years ago

I am not a person who watches much news. I just knew when i wanted an accurate and clear explanation of anything, that i could count on Tim. I also have never put a response on any site of this kind. I did however want to express my condolences to his family and say that the funeral was magnificent. I know that you already know that you are not grieving alone. Please accept the love and good wishes of this stranger.

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David
13 years ago

Tim Russert was so unique in America today. Because he was smart, courteous and charming in a Buffalo, boy- like way. Tim was most unusual because he was not a child pf wealth. Now, it seems most who make it come from Ivy League schools and all doors are opened to them because of family money and influence. How refreshing Tim was to come from working class Buffalo, and to remain proud of his heritage ! There ane none with his intellect and courage to confront the liars who come on Meet the Press to be interviewed. I saw a clip of Tim confronting McCain and it was great. As McCain lied, Tim showed video of his words to show the lies. Tim had courage and we lack that in America now. That is, in great part, why we are in deep economic troubles. Where are the intelligent, articulate people of courage? And don't tell me his son, as he is just a college kid! We miss and need you, Tim. God Bless

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jim pinegar
13 years ago

tim was meet the press. sundays will never be the same. luke me and my wife loved your dad. he brought us much joy. god bless. rooling rock and bergers wow. he was so cool luke. jim pinegar.

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PETER IGNAGNI
13 years ago

FUNNY-HUH? BILL AND THE CURRENT LIAR ARE SILENT ON TIM RUSSERT'S DEATH. SHE WAS PROBABLY PRAYING FOR IT.....BUT HE TOOK HER DOWN BEFOR HAND. THANK GOD FOR TIM RUSSERTS PURPOSE ON THIS PLANET...TO PROTECT US FROM MORE CLINTON LIES. SHE WAS EVEN FIRED ( WITH REFUSAL OF JOB RECOMMENDATION ) AS AN ATTORNEY FOR THE WATERGATE COMMITTEE FOR LIEING AND DISBARRABLE OFFENSES; IN THE EARLY 1970'S....THEN THE HELLUCINATED SNIPER FIRE SHE CAME UNDER IN BOSNIA ( 3 TIMES SHE TOLD THAT SAME LIE IN 48 HOURS). WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A GREAT SERVICE BY MR. RUSSERT. RIP.

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David Strain
13 years ago

What A Country I made a site for Tim http://www.TimRussertMSNBC.com

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Timothy Russert was on "their" hit list from the moment he started puting his nose into places where "they" didnĀ“nt want hit. A brave man, Tim. He knew what he was doing, knew the risk, but he took it, for the benefit of his fellow americanswho remain here. And what are his fellow americans going to do about it? Nothing, as usual! They are all asleep, hypnotized by the Svengalis in the Whitehouse. How can you all be so blind as to what is going on??????

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Robin Daub
13 years ago

I'm a 57 year old man. When the text message received on my cell phone informed me of Tim's demise, I teared up and cried like a hurt child. This is out of character for me. I was his age and felt he was 'there' throughout my life--and suddenly he was gone without warning. I miss him right now, even though we never met, there was this connection I had that pulled at my heart, making me aware how much he loved and was loved. He even went to Woodstock (the first one) as did I. It hurts even now as I type this. God Blessed us when he gave Tim to each of us.

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There will never be another Tim Russert . As a woman who went back to school and obtained a degree in my forties working long hours I STILL FOUND TIME TO GET MY NEWS FROM mtp. During the week ,I COULD NOT wait to see what tim's opinion and take of the weeks'S NEWS .GOD BLESS HIS WIFE AND LUKE.HIS FATHER MUST ALSO BE LOST WITHOUT HIM. HOW I WISH I could hear in the morning If its sunday its Meet the PRESS WITH TIM RUSSERT . I MOURN HIS LOSS ALONG WITH MILLIONS Thanks for sharing him with us. MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH LOVED HIM BELLAIRE MI

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very touching and emotional scene, a quiet moment to reminicense what a great dad Tim Russert was. That he dreams of one day he will follow his dad's footsteps to continue his dad's legacy of "Meet the Press." An educated and well discipline son that was brought up in a good family background. I can tell there is absolutely a powerful bond between a strong faith father and a loving son. I cross my finger it will HAPPEN!!!!!!!

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http://www.TimRussertMSNBC.com Please Visit

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Nora Davenport
13 years ago

My husband and I were driving around our city, looking at all the devastating flooding that has literally destroyed our beautiful city and state (we live in the capital city)........it was just devastating....when, all of a sudden, the radio station broadcast a special announcement......that Tim Russert was dead.........I just cried out, "no, no, no......it cannot be." He's just a year younger than I and so really hit home....... He was an incredible human being, and I think we all could take "lessons" from him.....even though he was in Washington, D.C., he never forgot his "common roots," and he was a devout Christian with a deep, deep faith in God (I just KNOW he has a special place in Heaven now!).......he was one of the most fair, honest journalists around, who gave all a "fair shake." As I sat and watched his memorial,, crying most of the time, I just kept thinking of what a huge loss our country has suffered..........Tim Russert cannot, and will not, ever be replaced. Tim, may you rest in peace, and God bless you forever and ever........ He was one of a kind! N.C. Davenport Iowa

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Fabianne
13 years ago

His sudden, untimely death was a huge blow to the country and to our own sense of mortality. The fact that a brilliant, vibrant human being such as he was could be taken away in seconds, filled us with shock and collective fear. He was a giant in the industry, dominating the media arena like no other, it seemed he would go on forever, retiring of old age the way it should have been but sadly it wasn't meant to be. Perhaps he sensed his life would be short so he lived it to the fullest, never wasting a minute, inflicting others with his natural joy and generosity, his ghost will forever haunt "Meet the Press" no matter who replaces him because he was simply irreplaceable.

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olga
13 years ago

I read "Big Russ and Me" because my father was alchoholic and I wanted to know how a father's life could become the bedrock of a son's life. I cried throughout the reading and wished I had a dad like Big Russ. I wondered too how Tim remained such a devoted Catholic throughout his life despite the sordidness he must have witnessed in Washington. Tim Russert believed in God and served him always by loving him and following in his footsteps. I miss him terribly, I miss the love of the man whose faith shone on the TV screen every Sunday morning. His life now guides me to love God and to believe in his goodness.

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Richard Derks
13 years ago

my condolences to Mr Russert. He was unique.

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Barbara
13 years ago

You were loaned to earth for awhile and we often saw your angelic nature expressed in kindness toward many less fortunate. Even though you were blessed to work with some of the so-called greatest talents on earth in your field your focus was outward and down. You choose and honored most deeply those who could repay you very little except a kind word or deed or hug. But heaven will never forget the seeds of hope you sowed. The return on that investment is priceless and will keep on giving.

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Scot
13 years ago

The phrase above is truly overused (one newscast used it when Anna Nicole Smith died...actually true!), but in an age with folks like O'Reilly, Olbermann and Matthews dominating news commentary, Tim Russert was extraordinary. He interviewed well, was fair always and tough when he needed to be, and was always human. All through the early responses to his death, this was the most stunning observation. Folks recognized him on the street, and just asked him about his family, or Buffalo, New York, or even where the best place was to eat in a particular city. In short, an un-celebrity. Russert wouldn't have it any other way. His friend Tom Brokaw will inherit the center seat for a while. It's a good choice, as Brokaw has the chops for it, but for once he'll only be second-place. I'll miss Tim Russert for his personality and love of life outside the news, but I'll miss him more for his gregarious nature and ability to cut through the garbage. Go BC, Tim!

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Carolanne Mahoney
13 years ago

Mr. Russert was pushed over the edge by a year and a half of primarys, debates, delegate nonsense, that if this election was not spread out all over the place his health would not have been jeapordized so gravely. His contribution to this process however, will be appreciated for years to come, he kept it real, he kept it invigorating, and he kept our attention and our respect. The only other journalist alive now, who will deserve and receive the accolades similarly bestowed on Mr. Russert, will be Walter Cronkite.

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e.music
13 years ago

My wife and I have been views of NBC every day for years and have gotten to know Tim as a friend, neighbour but most of all an all around wonderful guy. We are so grateful to NBC for the wonderful tributes. We feel we have lost a best friend! We were watching Meet the Press this morning and still felt close to him through Brian Williams' words. Our sincere condolences to Maureen and Luke. Luke looks so like his Dad. The memorial service was truly the most beautiful service. We felt were there. God bless!