Tim Russert was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest running host of Meet The Press. He was born in Buffalo, New York in 1950; attended Cleveland State University, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Being from Cleveland, I admired him and his education. Tim also had German and Irish ancestry as I do.
He wrote two books before he died in June 2008 and I have been fortunate to have recently acquired a copy of each. He died of a heart attack while at work, doing what he loved to do. I have missed him on TV, his devotion to the Buffalo Bills, and his great prediction on a whiteboard of FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA during the 2000 presidential election. His second similar prediction of OHIO OHIO OHIO during the 2004 election was also right on target. I look forward to reading my new books.