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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2008
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Statement from NAB President and CEO David Rehr on the Passing of NBC's Tim Russert

WASHINGTON, DC – David K. Rehr, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, released the following statement today upon learning of Tim Russert's untimely death.

"Tim Russert was one of the most trusted and credible journalists in the history of broadcast news, delivering balanced and authoritative political reporting to millions of viewers. The broadcast community has lost a reporter who epitomized excellence, and we mourn NBC and the Russert family's loss. Our Sunday mornings will never be the same."

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

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