Conan O'Brien opened his show Friday (taped just hours after Tim Russert collapsed and died in Washington) with a tribute to Russert, who he said welcomed him to NBC and always reminded him of his Irish-Catholic uncles. Russert's son, Luke, was an intern at "Late Night" and, as Conan showed, Russert appeared on the program last summer mocking his son's internship choice: "I said, 'What?!' I said, 'Are you wait-listed with "To Catch a Predator?"'"
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