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Tim Russert

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Tim Russert (born May 7, 1950) is an American journalist who has hosted NBC's Meet the Press since 1991. He also hosts The Tim Russert Show, a weekly interview program on CNBC. Russert is also a frequent guest on "The Today Show."

Born in Buffalo, New York, Russert is a graduate of John Carroll University and of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

During NBC's coverage of the 2000 US Presidential Election he calculated possible electoral college outcomes on a marker board on the air.

He appeared briefly in a scene on the television drama Homicide as himself. On that show, one of the fictional characters, Megan Russert, was his cousin.

Quotes

  • "One of the producers actually sent out and bought a $6 board like this and threw it at me, said, 'Here, use the greaseboard. Itís a little bit easier.' But itís the Big Russ board. ... it was the homespun comfort, someone wrote, of that Big Russ board that helped the country get through an extraordinary, volatile election." [1] (http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh062204.shtml)

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