A few minutes ago, MSNBC announced that Tim Russert had died today of a heart attack while at work in Washington, D.C. Russert, who was the host of NBC's Meet The Press and the network's bureau chief in Washington was only 58. Russert had been here for his son's graduation from Boston College after vacationing in Italy.
I must admit I generally didn't watch much of Russert's stuff although I did particularly enjoy an interview he once did with Joe Torre. He moderated many Presidential debates including the one for Red Sox Nation last September on the New England Sports Network. The impression I had of him was that of an amiable, decent man. Needless to say, he left this world far too young.