Tim Russert says that on Meet the Press he tries to ask questions that the effect his early years growing up in Buffalo, NY and his decision to go to law school. Timothy John Russert (May 7, – June 13, ) was an American television journalist and Its name was changed to Meet the Press with Tim Russert, and, at his suggestion, went to an hour-long format in . The team released a statement on the day of his death, saying that listening to Russert's "Go Bills".
Will you allow North Korea to build a nuclear bomb?
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North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb. We have to be very firm about it. Videotape, October 13, MR. Filegate, TravelgateWhitewater -- what's wrong with those as legitimate issues?
Look at all this Whitewater stuff. What's come out of it? Videotape April 13, MR. Would you be willing to retract or apologize for some of the things you said?
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If I can defend every word that I speak and every word that I speak is truth, then I have nothing to apologize for. Videotape, February 8, MR. In light of not finding the weapons of mass destructiondo you believe the war in Iraq is a war of choice or a war of necessity?
I think it's a -- that's an interesting question. Please elaborate on that a little bit. A war of choice or a war of necessity? It's a war of necessity. Videotape, September 4, MR. Secretary, you say pre-staged.
People were sent to the convention center. There was no water, no food, no beds, no authorities there. There as no planning. One approach he developed was to find old quotes or video clips that were inconsistent with guests' more recent statements, present them on-air to his guests and then ask them to clarify their positions.
With Russert as host the show became increasingly popular, receiving more than four million viewers per week, and it was recognized as one of the most important sources of political news. Time magazine named Russert one of the most influential people in the world inand Russert often moderated political campaign debates.
John ChancellorRussert's NBC colleague, is credited with using red and blue to represent the states on a US map for the presidential electionbut at that time Republican states were blue, and Democratic states were red. How the colors got reversed is not entirely clear.
Russert testified previously, and again in United States v. Lewis Libbythat he would neither testify whether he spoke with Libby nor would he describe the conversation. Russert testified again in the trial on February 7, If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission.
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Times wrote that, "Like former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Russert was one of the high-level Washington journalists who came out of the Libby trial looking worse than shabby. All the litigation was for the sake of image and because the journalistic conventions required it. It's our best format. I don't think the public was, at that time, particularly receptive to hearing it," Russert says. Those in favor were so dominant. We don't make up the facts.
We cover the facts as they were. Folkenflik went on to write: Russert's remarks would suggest a form of journalism that does not raise the insolent question from outside polite political discourse—so, if an administration's political foes aren't making an opposing case, it's unlikely to get made. In the words of one of my former editors, journalists can read the polls just like anybody else.
My concern was, is that there were concerns expressed by other government officials. And to this day, I wish my phone had rung, or I had access to them. In Octoberliberal commentators accused Russert of harassing Clinton over the issue of supporting drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants. Russert held season tickets to both the Washington Nationals and the Washington Wizards  and was elected to the board of directors of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in