updated 6/13/2008 1:39:06 PM ET 2008-06-13T17:39:06

Editor's note: Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after suffering a heart attack at the bureau. He was 58. Russert was “one of the premier political journalists and analysts of his time,” Tom Brokaw, the former longtime anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” said in announcing Russert’s death Friday afternoon. Brian Williams, managing editor and anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” called his death a “staggering, overpowering and sudden loss.”

Based in Washington, D.C., "Tim Russert" aired Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on MSNBC. 

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