Hero Father: Tim Russert

This week Tim Russert, NBC’s Washington Bureau Chief, a fixture in American political journalism and the host of Sunday’s “Meet the Press” died of a heart attack at the age of 58. Fathers all over have a reason to honor him–the respect he paid us in his life and his books.

In 2004, Russert published Big Russ and Me about his father, and says he received an “avalanche” of letters from men and women who wanted to tell him about their own dads. His 2006 book Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons is largely a sampling of those 60,000 letters, and the book was a surprise runaway hit.

For all of us fathers, especially those who did not see/talk to their children this father’s day, these books and Tim’s experiences are a must read since it will show us how important it is to fight to get back with our babies. Read excerpts from the books and articles at Glenn Sack’s website

Tim Honored Fatherhood

Nobody except Dad was willing to help him, and he would remember that as long as he lived

It was your Dad that answered all those letters kids wrote to Santa every year

Dad would tuck me back into bed and kiss me goodnight before heading out to work. It was our special time together, and we never missed


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