13 June 2008

Tim Russert, R.I.P.

Totem Media and our family offers condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Tim Russert, host of the NBC Sunday morning program, Meet the Press. Details of his passing, and his life and work can be found here.

We watch Meet the Press every Sunday. It is a very good news show, discussing politics in an objective manner. Tim Russert was a great host. One reason is that he seemed fair. We felt we were getting both sides of the issues, unlike what one might see on Bill O'Reilly's or Amy Goodman's shows. Another reason we enjoyed watching Tim Russert is he had a good sense of humor. He was serious when needed, but could laugh at humorous situations or himself. Finally, he brought a strong sense of history and knowledge to the program. This ability to go back and directly quote people when they were either the guest or topic of discussion helped put today's hot-button topics in perspective.

We will miss his skill, his humor, and his voice.