Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tim of Buffalo
Tim Russert was an real anomaly on network television. He never tried to reinvent himself on air, instead he relished in his own situatedness: a blue collar guy from Buffalo; Irish Catholic; a product of the 1950s; a bighearted, competent Bear whose enthusiasm for politics made it captivating to follow.
For the last 20 years, Tim was a pleasure to watch on Meet the Press. Each Sunday, Tim came into our homes like a friend stopping by for a coffee. His unexpected passing will leave an enormous gap on the political stage.