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Russert's office to Newseum

October 08, 2009|Associated Press

Longtime "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert's office, complete with Buffalo Bills pennants and a journalist's clutter, will go on display next month at the Newseum in Washington.

The office will be reassembled to look as it did June 13, 2008, the day Russert died of a heart attack at age 58 while recording voice-overs for his next show at NBC's Washington bureau. The exhibit at the journalism museum opens Nov. 20 and will remain through 2010.

"After Tim's death, it became very clear to us that Tim really hit a nerve with a wider swath of people than you would ordinarily think for a journalist," Charles Overby, the Newseum's chief executive, said Wednesday. He noted that Edward R. Murrow is the only other journalist who gets such prominent treatment.

Russert, who served on the Newseum's board of directors, was bureau chief for NBC News in Washington and began hosting "Meet the Press" in 1991.

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