Tim Russert Dies of Heart Attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press"
and its Washington bureau chief collapsed and died at work Friday
after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 58

Russert, of Buffalo, N.Y., took the helm of the Sunday news show
in December 1991 and turned it into the most widely watched program
of its type in the nation.
His signature trait was an unrelenting style of questioning.

Washingtonian magazine once dubbed Russert the best journalist
in town, and described "Meet the Press" as "the most interesting
and important hour on television.

He also wrote best-selling books, "Big Russ and Me," in 2004,
and "Wisdom of our Fathers," in 2006.

This year, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most
influential people in the world.

Russert also was a senior vice president at NBC.

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