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Perhaps one to the few journalists today with the level of gravitas, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw will fill in as the moderator on NBC’s Sunday morning talk show Meet The Press, succeeding Tim Russert.

Politico: Tom Brokaw will replace Tim Russert as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” through the November presidential election, the network announced today.

Brokaw, 68, filled in for the first post-Russert week. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams was the host today, and revealed Russert’s interim successor during the broadcast.

NBC News President Steve Capus said: “A lot has been said in recent days about what ‘Meet the Press’ means to NBC News and to the nation. To have someone of Tom’s stature step up and dedicate himself to ensuring its ongoing success is not only a testament to his loyalty to Tim, but his enduring commitment to NBC News and our viewers.”

NBC’s plans for a successor to Russert, who died two weeks ago after collapsing at the network’s Washington bureau, have been the subject of hot speculation. The interim plan gives network executives time to figure out how to preserve the show’s prestige and profitability for the long run.


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FishBowlDC: Tim Russert’s son, Luke, is scheduled to appear on NBC’s ‘Today’ show program tomorrow morning (sometime between 7 and 7:30 a.m.) to discuss his father’s passing

You’ll recall that Luke vacationed in Italy with his father and mother (Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth) just days before Tim’s death from a heart attack Friday. The vacation was, in part, a celebration of Luke’s graduation from Boston College.

As much of the coverage of Russert’s passing and legacy has indicated, Luke and his father shared a close and treasured father-son relationship.

‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer will conduct the interview via satellite, with Luke appearing from Washington, D.C.

FishBowlDC: Tim Russert’s son, Luke, is scheduled to appear on NBC’s ‘Today’ show program tomorrow morning (sometime between 7 and 7:30 a.m.) to discuss his father’s passing

You’ll recall that Luke vacationed in Italy with his father and mother (Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth) just days before Tim’s death from a heart attack Friday. The vacation was, in part, a celebration of Luke’s graduation from Boston College.

As much of the coverage of Russert’s passing and legacy has indicated, Luke and his father shared a close and treasured father-son relationship.

‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer will conduct the interview via satellite, with Luke appearing from Washington, D.C.

FishBowlDC: Tim Russert’s son, Luke, is scheduled to appear on NBC’s ‘Today’ show program tomorrow morning (sometime between 7 and 7:30 a.m.) to discuss his father’s passing

You’ll recall that Luke vacationed in Italy with his father and mother (Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth) just days before Tim’s death from a heart attack Friday. The vacation was, in part, a celebration of Luke’s graduation from Boston College.

As much of the coverage of Russert’s passing and legacy has indicated, Luke and his father shared a close and treasured father-son relationship.

‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer will conduct the interview via satellite, with Luke appearing from Washington, D.C.

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MSNBC: Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after a sudden heart attack at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the network said. No details were immediately available.

Russert, the recipient of 48 honorary doctorates, took over the helm of “Meet the Press” in December 1991. Now in its 60th year, “Meet the Press” is the longest-running program in the history of television.

In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Timothy John Russert Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Canisius High School, John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.