NBC's Tim Russert Dead at 58 : The Bryant Park Project Host of "Meet the Press" Dead of a Heart Attack
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NBC's Tim Russert Dead at 58

Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," died today of a heart attack. He was 58.

Russert has been the host of NBC's popular Sunday morning political talk show since 1991.

Tom Brokaw, the former anchor of Nightly News, came on the air this afternoon to make the announcement. Brokaw called Russert "one of the premier political journalists and analysts of his time." "The news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice," said Brokaw.