Timothy John "Tim" Russert was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's 'Meet the Press'. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted the eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program 'Tim Russert'. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's 'The Today Show' and 'Hardball'. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/'Wall Street Journal' survey on the 'NBC Nightly News' during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. 'Time' magazine included Russert in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was posthumously revealed as a 30-year source for syndicated columnist Robert Novak. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
Tim Russert has 107 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1990 Forum as a Bureau Chief for the Washington Bureau of the NBC Television. The year with the most videos was 2004 with 12 videos as a Moderator for the "Meet the Press" of NBC. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2005 with an average of 1,632 views per program. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (10), Ted Koppel (5), George W. Bush (5). Most common tags: Senate, Washington Politics, American Perspectives.