Tim Russert has passed away at the age of 58 on June 13, 2008.
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Tim Russert was born in Buffalo, New York in 1950. He joined NBC News in 1984. He became the host of the popular and influential show "Meet the Press" in 1991. He is the author two books, "Big Russ and Me" (2004) and "Wisdom of Our Father" (2006). He addition to hosting "Meet the Press", he is also a political analyst for "NBC Nightly News" and the "TODAY" show. He also anchors the weekly program the "The Tim Russert Show." In 2008 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in their world.
He is survived by his wife Maureen Orth, and their son Luke.