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Edwards didn't rule out running for VP a second time.

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  • Barack Obama And Family Chat With Maria Menounos – In an Access Hollywood exclusive interview, Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, along with daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7 open up about rules, what it is like for friends to meet dad, communicating on the trail, potential plans for moving into t
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  • He Loves Hats and We Love Him: Jason Mraz – In his new album, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, Jason Mraz has continued to refine his writing style from the cheerful guitar-driven pop of his first album. How can people NOT fall in love with a guy who writes such songs? I said it before and I’m

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God bless him. He was one of favorite pundits to see on the teevee. I gotta say, i’m greatly impressed by his son. View the memorial service eulogy of Tim Russert by his son Luke Russert.

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God bless him. He was one of favorite pundits to see on the teevee. I gotta say, i’m greatly impressed by his son. View the memorial service eulogy of Tim Russert by his son Luke Russert.

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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I’m a bit sad today, with the unexpected news of Tim Russert’s sudden passing. As a student of politics and journalism, I had great respect for Russert’s ability to take on the topical news of the moment, and be as objective and fair as he was. He was the pinnacle of fair journalism in the American media, with his ridiculously tough grillings of countless politicians and newsmakers.

As a total news junkie, I’m sad that I won’t see him again (for a bit), in what has become an amazing year in politics. I watched with heartbreak today the coverage of Russert’s death. How painful to watch the reactions from Olbermann, Brokaw, Matthews, Fineman, Robinson, Mitchell, Todd. And how poignant to realize, with his deep connection with Big Russ, he left us on Father’s Day Weekend.

I, for one, will miss an incredible journalist and student of politics… A stand-up guy. But most of all, a lover of life.

The Plainsman Politico extends its condolences to his family, the NBC family, and anyone who watches politics, because we’ve been left with a huge vacuum that simply cannot be replaced.

(PS: Go Bills!)

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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.