Luke Russert Remembers His Dad

HERE’S A POSTSCRIPT TO the post below on Tim Russert. In this video clip, Tim’s son Luke shares memories of his dad and family.

I happen to believe that God is big on families and invented them. In a world today where families are under siege, it’s uplifting to see the obvious rewards that come from making family a priority.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by debby on June 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Wow. Luke is such a strong man. So much like his Dad. The tribute to Luke from his Dad made me cry my eyes out.


  2. The coverage of Tim Russert’s death was often overblown, self-congratulatory and self-indulgent.

    Tim Russert was, shall we say, not a very popular while he was alive, he was routinely castigated as a Bush lapdog.

    “I now know more about the pompous king maker Tim Russert than I do many members of my family.”

    After Russert’s shocking death Friday at age 58, television kept serving up witnesses to his expertise, intelligence, diligence, kindness, faith, love of family, Buffalo and the Buffalo Bills.

    Is the grieving process going on TV? On 06.16.2008 “Today,” Matt Lauer interviewed Russert’s son, Luke. The show basically gave over the first half-hour to the Russert story. I am shocked at the publicity tour of Tim Russert’s grieving son.

    Presidential candidates aren’t questioned at such length on morning programs. The self-indulgence was breathtaking.


    — Leland Milton Goldblatt, Ph.D. ®
    Distinguished Professor


  3. Well, Dr. G. of the Registered Name and self-styled as “Distinguished Professor,” you’re entitled to your view, negative and critical though it may be.

    As with every human being on the planet, Tim was flawed, and for those who find their own sense of worth in pointing out the flaws of others, his imperfections were as easy to find as anyone else’s.

    But for those who enjoy finding the best in people and who admire those who live such values as faith and family and positivity, both Tim and Luke have demonstrated many uplifting qualities worth emulating.

    Criticism is an easy and cheap choice. Recognizing the best in people is also a choice.

    We each decide.


  4. Amen! I grieved as our nation did over Tim Russert! He was a wonderful journelist, insightfull, strong, stuck to the issue! I have watched him for 17 years and he will be sadly missed during this election! Emulate his goodness and remember “to err is human and to forgive is divine”.
    God Bless You Tim!


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