In Russert's Life, Lessons for All

We can learn much from how he lived, writes Noonan
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 20, 2008 8:07 AM CDT
Friends, colleagues, and political luminaries arrive at Holy Trinity Church in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington on Wednesday for the funeral mass of Russert, who died of a heart attack at age...   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Media coverage of Tim Russert's death was unprecedented in scope—and worth every second, writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal. Russert lived a life worth emulating with his emphasis on family, intregrity, faith, self-discipline, and guts. As for the journalists talking about his open-mindedness and serious approach to the field, she says, “Emulation would be good there, too.”

"The beautiful thing about the coverage was that it offered extremely important information to those age 15 or 25 or 30 who may not have been told how to operate in the world beyond "Go succeed." I'm not sure we tell the young as much as we ought, as clearly as we ought, what it is the world admires, and what it is they want to emulate."