June 13, 2008

Tim Russert, 58, Dies at Work on Friday the 13th

6/18/08 UPDATE: Was Tim Russert Killed by Heart Medication?

ORIGINAL POST
They say it was 'an apparent heart attack' but I am very suspicious.

The only reason I recognize Tim Russert is because back in 2004 he asked both President George W. Bush and candidate John Kerry if they were in Skull and Bones. Here are their answers:

Tim Russert interviews GW

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Tim Russert interviews John Kerry.

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NBC television's Tim Russert dies of apparent heart attack at 58

© AP 2008-06-13 22:25:22

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Tim Russert, one of the most influential U.S. journalists and NBC television's Washington bureau chief collapsed and died at work Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 58 Russert took the helm of NBC's "Meet the Press", a Sunday news show, in December 1991 and turned it into the most widely watched program of its type in the U.S. His signature trait there was an unrelenting style of questioning.

Washingtonian magazine once dubbed Russert the best journalist in town, and described "Meet the Press" as "the most interesting and important hour on television".
He also wrote best-selling books, "Big Russ and Me" in 2004, and "Wisdom of our Fathers" in 2006. This year, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Russert also was a senior vice president at NBC.

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