Friday, June 13, 2008


I was watching CNN when Tom Brokow broke in with the news of Tim Russert's sudden death.
I sat there stunned for a few minutes.
He will be so missed, he was probably one of the few fair journalists left since
Walter Cronkite.
I can't imagine Meet The Press every Sunday morning without him, and I can't see an election without his partisan comments.

Russert’s physician, Michael Newman, said "cholesterol plaque ruptured in an artery, causing sudden coronary thrombosis."

Russert had earlier been diagnosed with asymptomatic coronary artery disease, but it was well-controlled with medication and exercise, and he had performed well on a stress test in late April, Newman said.
An autopsy revealed that he also had an enlarged heart.

We never know when our time will come, so live each day like it is tomorrow.


Riot Kitty said...

I was sad about this. You're right on, though - we never know when the time is up. That's why my family and friends and spouse and I all agree not to go to bed angry, and we all have pacts that in the horrible event that we've had an argument and then one of us bites the dust, we'll know that we love and forgive each other.

How's that for a soapbox?

Foster Communications said...

Maybe it's because I'm a former journalist, but whenever one falls it almost seems like a friend has gone. I was very surprised to hear the news and then I sat there glued to the TV watching the news. To see his peers give the news, and nearly crying while doing it, it's obvious how much he is loved.

alan said...

Dottie was off on Friday and had been channel surfing; I woke up and walked into the living room to find Tom Brokaw speaking about this and the banner on the bottom of the screen...

If all tried to be the human being he was this world would be a wonderful place!


tag team bloggers said...

That was such a bummer to hear of Tim's passing over, we'll miss that guy like crazy, and he was so darned young too.

Sad shame.

Tag team hug from Lori and Becky, xx

tag team bloggers said...

I've tagged you for a meme if you have time to play, if not, no problem. xx


Green tea said...

It's not that I don't have time to play Lori I just can't think of 6 things interesting enough to post
I would let my kids list for me but I'm afraid of what they would say..
I have this wise acre G son I should let him do it.
But then I might get arrested. :D

I love how close you and Becky are.

fineartist said...

No problem GG, I know a bunch of bloggers who don't do meme's, including my sister, notice I didn't tag her? She once threatened to kill me if I sent her another e-mail survey. I think she added, "Good Lord Loey, you're my sister, don't you know me well enough already?"

I love how close we are too, she's like one of the best people I know, that little sister of mine. I could even live with her and that's saying a lot, I mean I'm not easy to live with, but she'd put up with me, if she had to. Heh. xx

Riot Kitty said...

Hey that's right - I tagged you too! Now I don't feel bad :P

for_the_lonely said...

This deeply saddened me as well. When I read about it ( saw it online, first), I said " what the hell?" outloud..alone in my office.

This just goes to show how important loosing weight needs to be as well as routine exercise...I am glad that he lived his life to the fullest, and will always leave a lasting legacy for the news media as well as for millions who watched him every Sunday morning. It won't be the same without him.


Michael Manning said...

Like Jessica Foster, I too have been a journalist for many years and this tragedy is almost beyond instant comprehension. Tom Brokaw handled the difficult task of breaking the news with great restraint, as it was clear his own heart was breaking. Thats all I can say. My heart and prayers go out to his wife, his son and to his beloved father in their hour of grief.