Tim Russert passed away on Friday, June 13th. He was one of the greatest journalists of all times and set the gold standard for television interviews.
He showed that fairness in journalism was always asking the tough questions, but never with malice or anger. He gave every guest the opportunity to explain themselves, but never let them dodge the issue.
With his passing, the nation will become a slightly less informed and civil place. Mr. Russert, you left us just when we needed you the most.