Gone Too Soon

Remembering Tim Russert

Politico has a rather moving tribute to Meet the Press host Tim Russert, who died unexpectedly a year ago today. CNN's John King said, "He was a legendary figure in town, and he made that show. He took what was a very valued franchise at NBC and in the Sunday realm of journalism and he made it the gold standard." Russert's replacement, David Gregory, has capably filled his hosting duties but, they note, Gregory still lacks the "regular guy" persona that made Russert so relatable. While the show currently leads the Sunday show ratings, George Stephanopoulous' ABC show This Week appears to be gaining with a few impressive interviews, and ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper believes Stephanopoulous will "unquestionably" take over Gregory in the ratings.