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Old 06-13-2008, 04:14 PM   #31
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So very sad news to hear. I will surely miss him on TV,especially on Meet The Press. My thoughts & prayers goes out to his family.

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He was the best in the business. He had the respect of nearly everyone in politics.

I just hope they can find somebody to replace him on MTP who is half as good.

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Old 06-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #33
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When I heard the news, I immediately thought of his family of course, but also Chuck Todd whom Russert had taken under his wing. Watching Chuck talking about Tim as a father figure on MSNBC was absolutely heartwrenching, but it showed how Tim reached out to people beyond their politics, and he cared about their families as much as his own. He was one of a kind.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:27 PM   #34
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He was the very best the media had to offer. It was a pleasure to listen and I'm sure he has influenced many future journalists.
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Just read his last book "Wisdom of our Fathers." It was so touching. Meet The Press was a Sunday morning tradition in this house.

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Devastating news. He was a true hero when it came to the search for finding truth in politics. I'll never forget him and that white board and the Gore/Bush election.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:05 PM   #37
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Oh my. Very sad news. 58 is waaaayyy too young. My thoughts to his family and friends.
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I don't even know what to say...the world of American politics won't be the same without him...
I know. It seems I saw him every day either on the Today Show, MSNBC and it wasn't Sunday without him on Meet The Press.
It's weird to feel so sad about someone I never met, but saw him nearly everyday.

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Tom Brokaw's voice was quivering during this. They just showed it on CNN. I've been watching some TV and didn't see this. It's so sad.

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He was the best in the business. He had the respect of nearly everyone in politics.

I just hope they can find somebody to replace him on MTP who is half as good.
God's speed Tim. My heart breaks for his family.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:23 PM   #39
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I always found him likeable, no matter who he was interviewing. A rare thing indeed.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:28 PM   #40
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So sad...he was way too young.
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truly a sad sad day for all of us but most especially for his family!

All the prayers that I can muster are with his son, wife and immediate family..

he will be greatly missed.
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So sad....

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Old 06-13-2008, 06:52 PM   #43
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:53 PM   #44
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It's way too bad. He was the last journalist I ever trusted to even try and ask politicians the tough questions that they were all too ready to brush off in a flurry of prefabricated PR. Every other journalist, these days, only ask softball questions or, even worse, stupid questions.

His loss will be greatly noticed by those who lament the fall of journalism.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:00 PM   #45
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I'm shocked. I've never watched any other news channel other than NBC. I don't know how long he has been with NBC but it seems like he's been there my entire life. I can't believe it. The election coverage will never be the same for me. He will be missed.

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