I often hear that men on long flights need to stand up and walk around to prevent blood clots. Russert just flew back from Italy. I wonder if this was a contributing factor?
I was able to Tivo and watch the evening news on all three major networks because I wanted to see how competing networks pay homage. Russert was the first story on all three networks and they dedicated a lot of time to this story.
You could tell that Katie Couric was taking it extremely hard and it appeared she just finished crying before she went on air. She didn’t lead the CBS broadcast, instead it was Harry Smith. I bet she just wasn’t emotionally strong enough.
He seemed extremely genuine and humble.
His elderly father “Big Russ” must be absolutely heartbroken.
His wife and son must feel absolutely helpless being in Italy at the time of his death.
I hear NBC let other news outlets break the story because they first wanted to contacted his family. Classy.
Tom Brokaw broke the news while Brian Williams was in Afghanistan. There was just something eloquent and right having Brokaw deliver the message.
With Brian Williams anchoring from Afghanistan and the entire NBC broadcast was dedicated to Russert, you knew this was big news.
No one could interview a politician better.
I was really looking forward to his coverage come November and was hoping he was moderate at least one of the debates. He always asked the questions that the public wanted asked.
48 honorary doctorates!
Friday the 13th.
I’m inspired to start taking better care of myself – physically, mentally, emotionally . . . spiritually.