20 Facts About Tim Russert

1. Tim Russert was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's The Today Show and Hardball.

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2. Tim Russert was posthumously revealed as a 30-year source for syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

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3. Tim Russert commented on Meet the Press that he went to Woodstock "in a Buffalo Bills jersey with a case of beer.

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4. Tim Russert agreed, but said he would need to be paid because he was running out of money to pay for law school.

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5. Tim Russert told this story to Jay Leno when he was a guest on The Tonight Show on NBC on June 6, 2006.

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6. Tim Russert assumed the job of host of the Sunday morning program Meet the Press in 1991, and would become the longest-serving host of the program.

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7. Tim Russert testified again in the trial on February 7, 2007.

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8. Tim Russert grew up as a New York Yankees fan, switching his allegiance to the Washington Nationals when they were established in Washington, DC Tim Russert held season tickets to both the Nationals and the Washington Wizards and was elected to the board of directors of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 2003.

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9. Tim Russert was a Buffalo Sabres fan and appeared on an episode of Meet the Press next to the Stanley Cup during a Sabres playoff run.

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10. In 2004 Tim Russert penned a best-selling autobiography, Big Russ and Me, which chronicled his life growing up in the predominantly Irish-American working-class neighborhood of South Buffalo and his education at Canisius High School.

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11. Tim Russert released Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons in 2005, a collection of some of these letters.

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12. Tim Russert met Maureen Orth at the 1980 Democratic National Convention; they married in 1983 at the Basilica de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain.

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13. Tim Russert delivered the 2007 Washington University in St Louis commencement speech.

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14. Tim Russert was an outspoken supporter of Catholic education on all levels.

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15. Tim Russert said that his father, a sanitation worker who never finished high school, "worked two jobs all his life so his four kids could go to Catholic school, and those schools changed my life.

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16. Tim Russert told church workers attending the 2005 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering that "if there's an issue that Democrats, Republicans, conservatives and liberals can agree on, it's our kids.

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17. Shortly after 1:30 pm on June 13, 2008, Tim Russert collapsed at the offices of WRC-TV, which houses the Washington, DC bureau of NBC News where he was chief.

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18. Tim Russert was recording voiceovers for the Sunday edition of Meet the Press.

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19. Tim Russert was then transported to Sibley Memorial Hospital, arriving at 2:23 pm, where he was pronounced dead.

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20. President George W Bush stated in a news conference with French president Nicolas Sarkozy: "America lost a really fine citizen yesterday when Tim Russert passed away.

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