I was sad to read the news of Jim McKay passing last weekend, since I watched ABC's Wide World of Sports for many years, when McKay hosted it (including the Knievel Snake River Canyon jump, which I watched as a child back in my hometown in the 1970s). But today, we had a more sudden lost.
NBC news political journalist, Tim Russert, died while at work at this NBC Washington DC office. He was 58 years old. He has been the host of the long running NBC Sunday morning program Meet the Press for many years.
Russert was part of the 'old school' of journalism (much as Jim McKay), that is missing so much in the current younger generation of reporters. Watching the elections will not be the same.