Tim Russert died today at the young age of 58. I remember the first time a celebrity death affected me as deeply as if I knew the person personally - it was when Scatman Crothers passed away. Well, it's happened again - maybe it's because I was a big fan of Russert as a journalist, or maybe it was because he was one of those news celebrities who you see so often that they start to feel like family. In any case, I'll miss him.
Rest in peace, Mr. Russert.