I believe the program "Meet the Press," hosted by Tim Russert, keeps me informed about what is happening around the nation. In a way I feel Russert is family because he cared about what American families are up against.
Now Russert has passed away and left most of us with a great deal of sadness. He was a beacon of light because he tried to get at the truth every Sunday morning. He grilled many political leaders and seemed to know them better than they knew themselves. They could never say, "I don't recall," "I didn't say that" or "It was taken out of context."
Russert always did his homework. He was what he was, a journalist on a mission for the truth. He never wanted Americans to be lied to, and for that he will be missed. Russert was at the apex of jounalistic integrity, which few will achieve like he had. For that, the world has lost a shining light.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
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