06/21/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Barbara Walters Remembers Tim Russert: "The Country Will Be In Deep Mourning"

Barbara Walters remembered Tim Russert this afternoon on MSNBC, telling Keith Olbermann that "the country will be in deep mourning" over Russert's death.

"Tim was not a pretty face," Walters remembered. "He has a wonderful face, and that big grin....[but] Tim did not look the part."

Walters continued, calling Russert "an example of someone we can all be so proud of," adding, "there aren't too many journalists [Americans are] going to mourn for."