Monday, June 16, 2008
I was in downtown Washington on Friday afternoon when I heard the sad news. I have enjoyed having Tim Russert and Meet the Press in my home on Sundays...nobody did it better. In the age of the 24-hour news networks touting celebrity gossip and other nonsense, Tim Russert always delivered a refreshingly captivating, substantive and educational program.
I was inspired when I heard him speak, with pride, of his Jesuit education, and where he felt one could take an individual. I saw him a couple times in the concourse at Caps games...thinking about it now, I regret not saying hello and telling him I appreciate his great work--what could it have hurt?
Sundays won't be the same without him.