Timothy John Russert born 7 May 1950, famously known as Tim Russert was an American journalist who served on the NBC‘s Meet the Press for more than 16 years. During his career he became vice president of NBC news and was also a regular news correspondent on the NBC’s The Today Show and Hardball. In addition to his television career, Russert was also a lawyer and a best selling author.
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On June 13, 2008 collapsed whilst at work at the NBC offices. He suffered a heart attack and could not be revived. Even though Russert is no longer with us, we can look back at some of his words for inspiration.
Tim Russert Inspirational Quotes
- “The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down to lift someone else up.”
- “What you are to be, you are now becoming. —RUSSEL LESTER SNYDER, artist”
- “It’s never too late to begin the process of becoming the father you want to be, the one you always wished you had.”
- “Learn to love people for who they are and forgive them for who they are not.”
- “That is exactly what I tried to do. It’s a delicate balance. You want to ask the right questions, the right follow-up, but you also have to realize that you could easily spend the entire hour on one subject.”
- “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love his mother.”
- “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”
- “The primary responsibility of the media is accountability of government, whether it’s about lying under oath, which upset Democrats, or the mismanagement of responding to a hurricane, which happens to upset Republicans.”
- “To suggest that we need several hundred thousand troops there after military operations cease, after the conflict ends, I don’t think is accurate. I think that’s an overstatement.”
- “We can be for peace without supporting the enemy. We can be against this war without rooting for the other side.”
- “We’re an optimistic people, but something is amiss. People feel it, and I think it partly revolves around the war.”
- “Whatever the criticisms and the after-action report may be about what was right and what was wrong looking back, what would be a horrible tragedy would be to distract ourselves from avoiding further problems because we’re spending time talking about problems that have already occurred.”
- “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
- “Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits.”
- Growing up, I didn’t know about families who were missing a father, because there weren’t any in our neighborhood. Today over a third of American children are born into single-parent homes. Is this all men’s doing?
- How troubling is that to you, that only 2 percent of African-Americans say that George Bush is doing a good job as president?
- And you are convinced the Kurds, the Sunnis, the Shiites will come together in a democracy?-Tim Russert
- I cannot find a pollster who can remember any president ever getting just two percent approval from African-Americans.
- It’s an affirmation of the history of Meet the Press.