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Tim Russert

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  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • The Ron Smith legacy: How to write, how to live, how to die

    The Ron Smith legacy: How to write, how to live, how to die
    For virtually all the time I spent in politics, my main function was to craft words for someone else. And, for a long time, I was pretty good at it. In fact, I got so good at it that, when I finally decided I wanted to start opining under my own name...
  • Boehner Makes "Weiner Crack" During Commencement Speech

    Boehner Makes "Weiner Crack" During Commencement Speech
    House Speaker John Boehner couldn't resist taking a shot at Rep. Anthony Weiner during a commencement speech Sunday at Ohio State University. During the address at Ohio Stadium, Boehner made fun of his own surname being pronounced to rhyme with "honor,"...
  • Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee

    Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee
    "My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism." It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own. As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
  • A visit to a Heart Check America … and a sales pitch

    A visit to a Heart Check America … and a sales pitch
    The telemarketer called in February with an unusual offer: free heart scans for me and my wife, an $800 value, from a company called Heart Check America. The procedure would be "noninvasive," he promised. No needles. "Just lie on a table and hold your...
  • TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry Obama's Friday news conference

    TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry  Obama's Friday news conference
    During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN). I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech cracks top 10 and has chance to prove merit against Georgia Tech

    As Tim Russert used to intone on “Meet The Press,” our issues this Sunday: How far to drop Alabama? How high to elevate Virginia Tech? Pollsters had to decide how much to penalize the previously undefeated Crimson Tide after its home loss...
  • Piers Morgan, David Gregory and guns - We're pathetic

    Piers Morgan, David Gregory and guns - We're pathetic
    Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
  • Armstrong: A Never-Read Eulogy Recalls Danger Of His Feat

    Armstrong: A Never-Read Eulogy Recalls Danger Of His Feat
    Two days before Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, speechwriter William Safire sent 12 sentences to President Nixon’s chief of staff. The title of his memo: “In the event of moon disaster.” Getting the astronauts to the moon...
  • NBC's Mark Whitaker named managing editor of CNN Worldwide; Antoine Sanfuentes to replace him

     
    On Friday, CNN announced that NBC News' Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker will join CNN Worldwide as executive vice president and managing editor. Starting February 14, he will lead editorial coverage across CNN’s domestic and international...