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Tim Russert, 1950-2008

The City of Buffalo lost another icon today when Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press" and lifelong booster of the city in which he was raised, died while at work in the Local_colleran_stag1_3 NBC studio in Washington, D.C.

The rest of the world was well aware of Russert's love for his hometown, as he ended broadcasts with remarks such as "Go Sabres' and placed his friendly bets on the fate of the Buffalo Bills in several Super Bowls.

The rest of the country will be talking about Tim Russert today for his important role in national politics, for maintaining civility on the media stage, and his unwavering credibility.

But here in Western New York, he will also be remembered as the guy who never forgot where he came from, and never felt he had to apologize for it.

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