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NBC colleagues comment on passing of Tim Russert

WASHINGTON - The passing Friday of Tim Russert, NBC News' Washington bureau chief and moderator of "Meet the Press," has been described as a tragic loss for journalism, especially by his fellow journalists. His fellow colleagues at NBC issued the following the statements Friday.

NBC Anchor and Managing Editor - Tom Brokaw:

Tim was a man of many passions - his family most of all, his faith, his country, political journalism, baseball and the Buffalo Bills.
 
As a working class Irish-American with a Jesuit education his range was wide and deep - from the sensibilities of blue-collar voters to the politics of the Vatican, from the power plays on Capitol Hill to the power plays on network television.
 
Almost all of our conversations - and they went on every day - ended with some version of, "Can you believe how lucky we are to be doing this?"Tim was a man of many passions - his family most of all, his faith, his country, political journalism, baseball and the Buffalo Bills.
 
As a working class Irish-American with a Jesuit education his range was wide and deep - from the sensibilities of blue-collar voters to the politics of the Vatican, from the power plays on Capitol Hill to the power plays on network television.
 
Almost all of our conversations - and they went on every day - ended with some version of, "Can you believe how lucky we are to be doing this?"

Statement from NBC Nightly News Anchor - Brian Williams:

Tim Russert is gone. He was a giant in our company, in our lives, and in the combined fields of journalism and politics. He was my friend for many years, and my on-air partner during the most exciting political year in generations. The members of Tim's NBC News family are thinking only of the members of Tim's own family in the wake of this staggering, overpowering and sudden loss.

NBC Universal CEO - Jeff Zucker:

We are heartbroken at the sudden passing of Tim Russert. We have lost a beloved member of our NBC Universal family and the news world has lost one of its finest. The enormity of this loss cannot be overstated. More than a journalist, Tim was a remarkable family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maureen, their son, Luke, and Tim's entire extended family.

NBC  News President - Steve Capus:

This is a loss for the entire nation. Everyone at NBC News is in shock and absolutely devastated. He was our respected colleague, mentor, and dear friend.  Words can not express our heartbreak. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maureen, Luke, Big Russ and all of Tim's family.
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