When President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Friday, November 22, 1963, the TV networks dropped everything until the funeral was over the following Monday. Then life resumed, as did regular TV programming.
I am sure that Tim Russert was a great guy, a good journalist, a good father and son, and had a lot of friends, and I think that he deserves to be remembered fondly by all who knew him. But I have a feeling that a humble guy who never forgot his blue-collar roots in Buffalo would feel a little embarrassed about the non-stop carrying on at MSNBC. Tonight, five days after Mr. Russert’s death, MSNBC is pre-empting their schedule to continue the reminiscences, mostly from inside-the-beltway pundits and reporters.
So with all due respect to the good people at NBC and the news community, enough already. Let him go and get back to work.