A couple thoughts on Tim Russert

I know I’m late to the party for reflecting on Tim Russert, but I didn’t want to let the chance slip away.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m a political junkie and that was Russert’s forte.  Of course, his show was on Sunday mornings so its not the best time for me.  🙂

Here’s how much of a nerd I am though…We went without cable for the first 10 1/2 years of our marraige.  When we got it last January, I found out that Comcast had a number of shows that were availabe  on-demand after their original airtime.  And guess what was available to watch at my convenience…”Meet the Press”!  I watched every week…and DVR it now that we switched to dish. 

Anyway…My appreciation mirrors what everyone has already said about him — He was not mean or fiery, but he got to the truth.  He was a good critical thinker as he forced people to think about opposing positions.  Actually, it seems like a good model for preaching/teaching…and life.

Cool side note for me…I got to meet Tim Russert while I was in New Hampshire on the day of their primary in the year 2000.  I was basically kid in a candy shop in the hotel lobby where all the networks do their shoots from.  To call it a conversation would be a stretch, but Russert had a warm smile and firm handshake.

It was the same day I almost met John McCain, but instead met some of John McCain’s security detail.  That’s a story for another day.

~ by Greg Lee on June 17, 2008.

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