Tim Russert: Reflections

Tim Russert: Reflections

Brokaw Readies for 'Meet the Press' Role
Shortly after Sunday’s announcement that Tom Brokaw will moderate NBC’s “Meet the Press” through the 2008 presidential election in November, the former “NBC Nightly News” anchor told TelevisionWeek, “I can cancel my appointment with the AARP.”

Brokaw, Others Say Farewell to Russert
Tom Brokaw got it right.As the first of 10 speakers at the memorial service Wednesday for Tim Russert, Mr. Brokaw promised the afternoon would be an “Irish-style” celebration with some tears, some laughs and “the occasional truth.” ...

NBC News' Tim Russert Dead at 58
Tim Russert, NBC News' Washington bureau chief and host of "Meet the Press," died today at age 58. ...

'Meet the Press' Bids Russert Farewell
A long, nationally televised wake for Tim Russert concluded Sunday morning with a poignantly joyful commemorative edition of “Meet the Press,” the top-rated political forum he moderated for 17 years. ...

A Reporter Remembers Tim Russert

Everybody who ever dealt with Tim Russert has stories to tell. Reporters are no exception. During one of my first conversations with him after he had was on his way to becoming NBC News’ powerful hyphenate in Washington, D.C., Tim Russert asked, “What kind of name is ‘Greppi’?” ...

Plans Set for Russert Memorial
There will be a private funeral and memorial on Wednesday, June 18 for NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert, who died Friday. ...

Community: Remembrances of Tim Russert
TelevisionWeek invites friends and colleagues of Tim Russert to leave remembrances of the TV newsman, who died today at age 58. ...

Washington Figures Pay Tribute to Russert
Official Washington reacted with shock and disbelief at the sudden death of “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert on Friday. ...

Tim Russert Q&A: Longtime Moderator Keeps 'Em Talking
(This Q&A was first published April 2007.)
"Meet the Press" debuted on NBC on Nov. 6, 1947. Television's longest-running television show is being inducted today into the National Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame at NAB's annual convention in Las Vegas. When its selection was announced, NAB President David Rehr called the public affairs show the "benchmark" for the genre. ...

Making TV History: 'Meet the Press' Timeline
(This timeline was first published April 2007.)
If it's Sunday, it's "Meet the Press." Those words, the tagline for NBC's stalwart Sunday political talk show, underscore the importance, relevance and continuing status of the program. And as the show celebrates 60 years on television, it continues to stand out as the highest-rated Sunday morning show, with the most popular host, Tim Russert. ...