Tim Russert

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For about a year now, I have been addicted to podcasts, especially of the political kind. Even before moving to Spain eight years ago, one of my favorite activities was spending Sunday mornings watching Meet the Press and This Week. So when I finally discovered the Meet the Press videopost, I incorporated it into my Sunday lifestyle abroad as well.

Thanks to these podcasts I am incredibly well informed about the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections and my obsession for the Obama campaign has been further enhanced. I even turned my girlfriend into a Meet the Press junkie, calling it “our show”. Having said this, it is then no surprise that we were incredibly surprised to hear the news yesterday of Tim Russert’s sudden death at the age of 58. Russert was an institution in Washington political news, having served as the host of Meet the Press since 1991. He also moderated numerous debates during this primary season. It almost breaks your heart to think that Russert won’t be able to witness the results of an election that he played a very active role in moderating. I know my Sundays won’t be the same.

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