Friday, June 13, 2008

Nancy Pelosi Statement on Death of Tim Russert

New York Post Photo: Tim Russert speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" in Washington. The "Meet the Press" host died of a heart attack while recording a voiceover at the NBC studio. He was 58.

Timothy John Russert, Jr. (May 7, 1950June 13, 2008)

14 Jun 2008 01:43 Africa/Lagos

Pelosi Statement on Death of Tim Russert

WASHINGTON, June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the death of Tim Russert:

"Today, broadcast journalism lost one of its giants, who will be remembered along with names like Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and David Brinkley. The City of Buffalo has also lost its favorite son, who loved his city and its hometown team, the Bills. The smile that came across Tim's face whenever he spoke of the place of his birth and his favorite football team was one of true joy and I will never forget it.

"Tim Russert embodied the very best in broadcast journalism and has been a fixture in millions of living rooms every Sunday morning on NBC's 'Meet the Press' an institution that he shaped into one of the most influential news and opinion programs of our time. A stellar journalist, Tim also touched our hearts with his loving portrait of his father in the best-selling book, 'Big Russ and Me.'"

"To everyone at NBC News, who today lost not only a colleague, but a true friend, I offer my deepest condolences. Most of all, my thoughts are with Tim's wife, Maureen, and his son, Luke. I hope it is some comfort that so many throughout the world have the Russert family in their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time."

Source: Office of the Speaker of the House

CONTACT: Brendan Daly or Nadeam Elshami, +1-202-226-7616

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