to be honest, i've never watched meet the press, and i didn't even know who Tim Russert was until a week ago. it appears he was a well respected journalist and an amazing guy that eveyrone loved...in that regard, its unfortunate that he died so suddenly. but seriously, does someone famous have to die before the media and physicians/health experts start nationally advocating healthy lifestyles? i swear to god every day i see a new special on heart disease, how it develops, how you can prevent it, who it affects, etc. etc. Every single one is deidcated to Tim Russert, which is fine.....but PEOPLE DIE LIKE THIS EVERY DAY, its the number one killer in the U.S. for crying out loud. where were these TV specials 2 months ago??? now because someone famous dies its important to tell the rest of the nation how to live healthily? give me a break...thats how it should be ALL the time, not just when someone on TV dies.