Joe Biden Praises Tim Russert At Wake Forest Commencement

06/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In an otherwise cheerleading sort of commencement speech, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. offered up poignant remembrances of Tim Russert, the former NBC journalist who died nearly a year ago. The vice president noted that Mr. Russert, the network's Washington bureau chief and transformative anchor of "Meet the Press," had been originally scheduled to give the address this Monday morning at Wake Forest University, calling his visit bittersweet.

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