Sunday, June 15, 2008

If It Was Sunday Morning, It Was Café au Lait & Tim Russert.


By now, you’ve heard the news and you’ve seen the touching tributes. The great Time Russert is dead. He was smart, unpretentious, clear and fair. Beyond the human tragedy of the death of this father, husband and by all accounts, loyal friend, is the lost for Television. Tim Russert was part of a rare breed in Television. A breed that is older, truly experienced and prepared. A breed that looks for a story, not soundbytes. I don’t care how many Presidential debates he will host and how long he stays on-Air, George Stephanopoulos will never come close to a Tim Russert, a Ted Koppel, a Mike Wallace, an Ed Bradley, a Charlie Rose, a Christiane Amanpour, a Peter Jennings and a Barbara Walters. I usually never make such comparisons but I’m forced to do so because when we rightly complain that Network Television News are going down the toilet, we need to remember that at one point in history, there were saviors.

So, to the Man I woke up with every other Sunday morning, Rest In Peace.

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