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Bottom Line: The under-rated John Snow

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- You read it here two weeks ago: Europe and the United States are enacting coordinated cuts in interest rates. The move, launched by the European Central Bank today, will not only have short-term implications for all world markets, but, as well, suggests l
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, Special to UPI

Draft Wesley Clark

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- The major media of this country often seem to learn from past reporting mistakes as little as Michael Jackson learns from plastic surgery errors. This may be wh
CLIFF SCHECTER, A UPI Outside View commentary

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Analysis: Whither the Democrats? Part 1

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A decade after Clinton swept into office on a New Democrat agenda, the party finds itself boxed out of the Senate, House, and White House. They are once again faced with the need to repurpose and repackage themselves, preferably before the 2004 elections
LAURA M. SEGAL

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UPI Political Roundup

Mondale to replace Wellstone ... GOP gov. candidate Minn. front-runner ... political dirty tricks ... a digest of national election and political news from United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

UPI Political Roundup

Elections 2002: Sorting out the governor's races
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Hollywood Analysis: Talented Mr. President

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Some historians regard Dwight D. Eisenhower as America's first television president, while others think it was John F. Kennedy. But an upcoming new show on the FX cable channel might give the country its first true TV president.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today

Viewers of NBC's "Meet The Press" got a sneak peak of retiring Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., in his new role as a conservative district attorney in the peacock network's "Law & Order" series.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Bush: 9/11 questions persist

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Despite new terrorism warnings and the president's impending trip to Russia, the Bush administration Sunday still found itself assailed by questions about whether it ignored or mishandled warnings that could have prevented the devastating attacks on Sept.
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Commencements take on Sept. 11 flavor

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- To no one's surprise, this year's university commencement season will have a pronounced Sept. 11 flavor, with national and local figures that stepped forward in

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Powell: Afghan war turning aound

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Saying that war news from Afghanistan was better this week than last, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that the war was "going rather well" and lamba
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Tim Russert speaks with Stephen Colbert about Colbert's new book "I Am America (And So Can You!)" at George Washington University in Washington on October 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Timothy John Russert (May 7, 1950–June 13, 2008) was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted the eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program Tim Russert. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's The Today Show and Hardball. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Time magazine included Russert in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was posthumously revealed as a 30-year source for syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

Russert was born in Buffalo, New York to Irish American Catholic parents Elizabeth (Betty), a homemaker, and Timothy Joseph "Big Russ" Russert, a sanitation worker and newspaper truck driver, who were married for 30 years and separated in 1976. He was the second of four children; his sisters are Betty Ann (B.A.), Kathleen (Kathy) and Patricia (Trish). He received a Jesuit education from Canisius High School in Buffalo.

He received his B.A. in 1972 from John Carroll University and a Juris Doctor with honors from the Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1976. Russert commented on Meet the Press that he went to Woodstock, "in a Buffalo Bills jersey with a case of beer." While in law school, an official from his alma mater, John Carroll University, called Russert to ask if he could book some concerts for the school as he had done while a student. He agreed, but said he would need to be paid because he was running out of money to pay for law school. One concert that Russert booked was headlined by a then-unknown singer, Bruce Springsteen, who charged $2,500 for the concert appearance. Russert told this story to Jay Leno when he was a guest on the The Tonight Show on NBC on June 6, 2006. John Carroll University has since named its Department of Communications and Theatre Arts in Russert's honor.

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