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Recognizing Tim Russert

August 24, 2008 5:35 PM

It was SRO today at the Democratic National Convention as the Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center today opened its long planned Democratic National Convention conversation with the hosts of the network Sunday talk shows with a tribute to the late Tim Russert.

In the highest profile media event at the convention so far an overflow crowd at the Brown Palace Hotel heard Mr. Russert recognized for his dual roles as NBC’s Washington Bureau Chief and host of “Meet the Press.”

The tribute was introduced by NBC’s Tom Brokaw who suggested that Mr. Russert exemplified the kind of journalism the center encouraged.

The tribute came before PBS’s Judy Woodruff interviewed CBS’s Bob Schieffer, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s Tom Brokaw, who she said together represented 150 years of journalism.

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