Tim Russert

Tim Russert, NBC Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press, has died of an apparent heart attack. He died Friday afternoon while recording voiceovers for the Sunday news program. Mr. Russert was 58, too young.

Tim Russert was a familiar voice, an avuncular face on all primary nights. He might be most remembered for his heavily utilized white dry eraser board during the endless 2000 presidential election contest as well has his prescient words that the outcome would all come down to three words "Florida, Florida, Florida."

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It did all come down to Florida, Florida, Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

It's hard to imagine the political landscape without Tim Russert The remaining months of the endless 2008 presidential campaign will be altered and seem a bit sadder due to his absence.