06/27/2008 12:14 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Brokaw Hosts Special Meet The Press , Honors Russert With Empty Chair, Video Montage (VIDEO)

This morning, NBC News opened its iconic Meet The Press show with a moment of silence and with the set dressed in what amounts to a "missing man" formation, honoring the life of Meet the Press host, Tim Russert. Tom Brokaw hosted today's special edition of MTP, which included a montage of some of Russert's great interview moments.

TOM BROKAW: "Our issues this Sunday." Tim Russert started every edition of Meet The Press with those four words. And those were the words he was preparing to record when he collapsed and died on Friday at the NBC studios in Washington. Now his moderator's chair is empty. His voice has been stilled. And our issue this sad Sunday morning is remembering and honoring our colleague and our friend with some of the men and women who worked with him and appeared here on Meet The Press, who knew him best and loved him most.

Watch Brokaw and the special Meet the Press panel remember Russert's life and legacy.

Read HuffPost's complete coverage of Russert's tragic death, including video tributes from his colleagues and details of his extraordinary life and career.