Last updated 4:38PM ET
December 15, 2017
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Journalists Remember Russert
(2008-06-13)
(WOUB) - His colleagues and the politicians he covered are remembering Tim Russert as a tough and thorough broadcast journalist.

Russert collapsed and died at NBC's Washington bureau.

He was 58.

The network says the "Meet the Press" host had been recording voiceovers for this Sunday's program when he was stricken.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Associate Director Bob Stewart says his ability to interview politicians will be sorely missed.

Stewart says it will be hard to find someone with his stature and knowledge base to fill Russert's shoes when it comes to political reporting.

Russert proudly hailed from Buffalo, but was educated in Cleveland.

He earned a bachelor's degree from John Carroll University and a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

In a statement, President Bush praised Russert as a tough and hardworking newsman who was as gregarious off the set as he was prepared on it.

Tom Brokaw, in announcing Russert's death on NBC, called him a beloved colleague and one of the best journalists of our time.
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