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  Meet the Press: A special tribute
  Remembering Tim Russert
"Our issues this Sunday." Tim Russert started every edition of Meet the Press with those four words -- and it was those words that he was preparing to record when he collapsed and died on June 13, 2008. Now his moderator's chair is empty, his voice has been silenced. We remember our colleague and friend with a look back at his life and legacy.







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  Remembering Tim Russert
June 15: "Meet the Press" celebrates the life and career of Tim Russert.
  Tim Russert: Presidential gatekeeper?
June 15: "Meet the Press" looks back at one of Tim Russert's favorite questions to pose to politicians.
  Tim Russert: Sports fan
June 15: "Meet the Press" looks back at Tim Russert's life as a sports fan.
  Tim Russert: The tough questioner
June 15: "Meet the Press" looks back at some of the toughest questions Tim Russert asked during his career.
  Tim Russert's favorite charities

Contributions in Tim's memory may be made to the following:

Foundation of the RC Diocese of Buffalo
795 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203
Archdiocese of Washington
Russert Memorial Fund PO Box 29260, Washington, DC 20017 
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  Buffalo Bills honor Tim Russert
November 30, 2008: The Bills paid tribute to one of their greatest fans by naming a plaza inside their stadium after the late NBC newsman. NBC’s Amy Robach reports.
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  Remembering ‘Florida, Florida, Florida’
November 4, 2008: As electoral votes are won and lost, NBC’s Brian Williams takes a moment to reflect on the life of Tim Russert.
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  In his own words
June 15, 2008: In honor of Father’s Day, TODAY presents excerpts of Tim Russert’s audio book in which he talks about the importance of family.
  The life of a journalist
  Luke Russert recalls his father
June 16: Luke Russert shares memories of his father on TODAY.
  Video: Remembering Tim Russert
June 15: "Meet the Press" celebrates the life and career of Tim Russert.
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  Images: NBC's Tim Russert
Photos from the life of a political journalist
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Cartoons: Honoring a journalism giant
A look at cartoons memorializing NBC's Tim Russert.
Image: Tim Russert
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Tim Russert: 1950-2008
Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died June 13, 2008, of a heart attack. He was 58.
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  Tim Russert’s family discusses his legacy
Feb. 11, 2011: Vanity Fair correspondent, Maureen Orth, and her son, NBC’s Luke Russert, talk about the legacy of Tim Russert and the Lincoln Leadership Prize, which was just posthumously awarded to Russert. Previous recipients includeArchbishop Desmond Tutu and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
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  Newseum CEO on Russert exhibit
Nov. 19: TODAY’s Al Roker talks to Newseum CEO Charles Overby about the museum’s new exhibit honoring Tim Russert.
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  Remembering Tim Russert’s dad, ‘Big Russ’
Sept. 25: TODAY hosts reflect on the life of Timothy Joseph Russert, known as “Big Russ,” who died of natural causes at the age of 85.
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  Gregory marks Russert’s legacy
June 14: NBC’s David Gregory reflects on the life, career and impact of the former “Meet the Press” moderator.
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  Biden: Russert had ‘a rare gift’
June 14: Vice President Joe Biden marks the legacy of former “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert.
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  Holt: Russert made us better
June 13: On the one-year anniversary of Tim Russert’s passing, NBC’s Lester Holt pauses to reflect on the legacy of the former “Meet the Press” moderator.
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  Remembering Russert’s ‘integrity, toughness’
June 13: In the months following his sudden passing, NBC News learned just how deeply the former moderator of “Meet the Press” touched the heart of America. Lester Holt pauses to reflect on Tim’s living legacy.
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  'Work hard, laugh often': Remembering Tim Russert
June 12: One year after Tim Russert's death, NBC recalls some of the wisdom he imparted over the years to college graduates.
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  Olbermann on missing Tim
June 12: Countdown’s Keith Olbermann pays tribute to former Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert on the anniversary of his death.
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  A tribute to Tim Russert
June 12: Hardball’s Chris Matthews looks back at the life of former Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert on the first anniversary of his death.
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  Gregory: Russert ‘still teaching lessons’
June 12: Nearly one year after Tim Russert’s untimely passing, NBC’s David Gregory reflects on the life and legacy of the former “Meet the Press” moderator.

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