I didn't know him personally but like so many others, I felt like I did. Maybe it's the fact that we're both from Western New York or that I spent so many Sunday mornings watching Meet the Press and learning from him. Many of Tim's friends are telling their stories and offering eloquent statements. I won't attempt to improve upon them. I simply want to recognize that we've lost a remarkable man and I'm deeply sad for his family and for Buffalo. He is surely missed.
The following is an interview that Matt Lauer did with Luke Russert, Tim's courageous son.