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Pictures from today's "Meet The Press"

4:06 pm - 06/15/2008
Came across some pictures from today's "Meet The Press", so I decided to post them here. This week's show was a tribute to host Tim Russert.

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The empty chair that left behind by the late moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert is seen at the set of the show June 15, 2008 at the NBC studios in Washington, DC. Russert died June 13, 2008 of a heart attack while at the NBC bureau in Washington at the age of 58.


Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, speaks about his friend Tim Russert to reporters outside NBC's bureau.

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(L-R) MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Gwen Ifill of PBS appear on "Meet the Press"

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James Carville (L) and his wife Mary Matalin (R) speak to the press and appear on the tribute to host Tim Russert.

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The empty chair that left behind by the late moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert is seen at the set as former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw (L) and MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer (R) appear on the show in memory of Russert.

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(L-R) Democratic strategist James Carville, Carville's wife and Republican strategist Mary Matalin, Mike Barnicle of MSNBC News, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Gwen Ifill of PBS appear on "Meet the Press" during a taping in memory of the late moderator Tim Russert.

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The flag flies at half staff at NBC's bureau in honor of Tim Russert.

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Flowers and other items are left in front of NBC's bureau in memory of Tim Russert.

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The empty chair that left behind by the late moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert is seen at the set of the show.

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Luke Russert, son of the late moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert, touches the empty chair that was left behind by his father at the set of the show after a taping June 15, 2008 at the NBC studios in Washington, DC.

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lidane 15th-Jun-2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
The last photo just breaks my heart. :(

littlestarletta 16th-Jun-2008 02:37 am (UTC)
completely :(
amateur_photog 16th-Jun-2008 04:23 am (UTC)
I have tears in my eyes.
vienna_sausages 16th-Jun-2008 05:14 am (UTC)
i know :(
holdmedownxx 17th-Jun-2008 04:36 am (UTC)
mine too.
randomneses 15th-Jun-2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
The picture of Carville and Matalin was so sad but the last photo killed me. It was so crazy seeing Tom Brocaw close to tears :(
greenwitch 16th-Jun-2008 05:28 am (UTC)
When he started breaking up on camera about 3/4 through the show that's when I started to lose it D:
boogabooga_xx 15th-Jun-2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
I love Gwen Ifill.

And that last picture made me tear up.
squid_ink 16th-Jun-2008 12:26 am (UTC)
I love Gwen Ifill.

she's an amazing reporter.
boogabooga_xx 15th-Jun-2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Are there any rebroadcasts?

Edited at 2008-06-15 11:47 pm (UTC)
hana_ginkawa 15th-Jun-2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
If you have itunes, they have the podcast.

Or if you go here and scroll down, the video podcast is there.
thelittlevoice 16th-Jun-2008 12:40 am (UTC)
MSNBC usually re-broadcasts them. I caught it just a few hours ago on there.
thetidebreaks 15th-Jun-2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Oh god, that last picture. :(
hana_ginkawa 15th-Jun-2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, these made me tear up. It's going to be hard to watch today's show. I still have last week's Meet the Press. I think I may keep that one and this one.

So so sad. I really liked and respected Tim Russert.
greenwitch 16th-Jun-2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I still have it on my DVR too (it's set to record each week). I don't know what to do with it now...
ladypolitik 15th-Jun-2008 11:57 pm (UTC)



hana_ginkawa 15th-Jun-2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Saving. Also, do you think anyone would mind if I make an icon out of that?
ladypolitik 16th-Jun-2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh, please be my guest. :)
honeynutchexmix 16th-Jun-2008 05:45 am (UTC)
If you do, can I use it? (I'll credit you, of course.)
hana_ginkawa 16th-Jun-2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Sure, I'll post it in a reply when I've got it done.
hana_ginkawa 16th-Jun-2008 06:25 am (UTC)
It's very simple.

honeynutchexmix 16th-Jun-2008 06:29 am (UTC)
You are brilliant. Thank you!
flying_delorean 16th-Jun-2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
omg this is the wonderful.
ladypolitik 17th-Jun-2008 01:13 am (UTC)
<3


(so is your user name, on a completely different topic.)
anandrine 16th-Jun-2008 12:02 am (UTC)
The empty chair, especially the last one, is one of the saddest pictures I have ever seen.
heartbeatfast 16th-Jun-2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh wow..these are so sad.

I can't believe this, really. No matter how often I disagreed with him, I still feel awful about this.

58..far too young.

:(
citylights5 16th-Jun-2008 12:19 am (UTC)
The last photo made me tear up. This is just devastating, not just to the journalism and political world, but to the country. He was the one to truly challenge public figures and confront them while still maintaining his objectivity. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Tim a couple times while covering the Iowa caucuses this year and he was nothing but polite and friendly to me and will always remain a huge inspiration.
silverfox1027 16th-Jun-2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Oh man, this is depressing. =(

Still can't believe he's gone.
satellite__eyes 16th-Jun-2008 12:38 am (UTC)
wow. i am so choked up right now. =[
justgoaheadnow 16th-Jun-2008 01:31 am (UTC)
It just feels like emptiness. The capture of Luke is really sweet and saddening, especially considering it was Father's day.
jai_guru 16th-Jun-2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
that is SO sad
winniecooper 16th-Jun-2008 01:34 am (UTC)
The picture of Luke made me tear up. It must be so awful to lose your dad so close to Father's Day.
artemis77 16th-Jun-2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I missed the show this morning... I wasn't sure I could watch it. It's just too sad.

The last photo is heartbreaking.

And the one of Carville and Matalin is moving as well.
iamgeekgoddess 16th-Jun-2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Last one. :(
I saw most of the show this morning..I was so sad.
synth___romance 16th-Jun-2008 01:52 am (UTC)
God, this was so sudden. The show just won't be the same without him.
lostambitions 16th-Jun-2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh, Luke.
heather 16th-Jun-2008 02:38 am (UTC)
Oh, god. :(
cirrata_puella 16th-Jun-2008 03:50 am (UTC)
All of these make my heart hurt...
ladypolitik 16th-Jun-2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Someone uploaded the special to Youtube.

The person who hosts the channel seems to imply that there are 6 clips in all, but I can only locate parts 1-3.

Anyway, here they are. Will post the rest if they show up.

jeweledvixen 16th-Jun-2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Unbelievably sad. Especially the last picture.
honeynutchexmix 16th-Jun-2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Same with me and my dad. Meet the Press was our Sunday ritual.
jazzypom Cheers16th-Jun-2008 09:17 am (UTC)
I didn't realise that he was the one who did, "Florida, florida, florida." I knew him then! I used to watch Satellite dish back in the day.

RIP dude, you were my guide through the primaries.
myraisgod 16th-Jun-2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
So sad. :-(
holdmedownxx 17th-Jun-2008 04:39 am (UTC)
My parent's have worked with him many times and they didn't always have great things to say about him, but to me it's still heartbreaking when anybody dies, especially an icon like Tim.
___closetome 17th-Jun-2008 04:58 am (UTC)
"I'm not glad that the man is dead or anything, and by all accounts he was been a decent person in many ways. But sentimentality is no excuse for rewriting history, and eulogizing Russert as a tough and serious journalist just isn't borne out by his history."
It's sad that he died but I just don't think it's right that people are making him out to be something he wasn't.
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