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Missing Tim Russert

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I never met Tim Russert but I had a chance. And I passed. My friends at Linhart PR had invited me to see him when he appeared before the Denver Press Club in April. I was pumped. Then on the day of the event a job came up for this freelance producer and I decided to take it. It seemed so important at the moment to work that day. I figured I’d meet Tim down the road. There would be another opportunity. The reviews of the event were phenomenal. Everyone spoke in superlatives about his speech and the special occasion. And suddenly he’s gone. I cannot imagine the shock and sadness for his family and friends who loved him and worked closely with him. I cannot imagine the presidential election going forward without Tim sitting in the chair at NBC explaining it all. There’s a hole in my heart and I never even met him.

Tim Russert


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Author: Vicky Collins

Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that including network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. She is also an accomplished writer and photographer who is particularly interested in world travel and issues of global poverty. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

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