I just got home after my flight back from Las Vegas (hence the lack of posting for the past week), and saw on the news that Tim Russert died. That's a damned shame, and he'll be sorely missed. He was a tough interviewer, and gave nobody a pass with softball questions, regardless of political stripe.
I ran into Tim Russert (almost quite literally) at a bar in Georgetown a few years back. I was turning away from the bar after getting my beer, and almost plowed right into him, beer and all. A graceful dodge on his part averted disaster.