Russert: Even More Powerful

During the lost non-election year, Big Russ placed #6 on TV Week’s “10 Most Powerful People in TV News.” This year, he moves up two spots to #4 (no doubt, it was his son’s radio show that give greater gravitas to the Russert name).

    Why he was chosen: Politicians and lobbyists come and go. Not Tim Russert…[W]hen there’s an apology tour or a get-back-on-the-campaign-bicycle tour or a trial-balloon tour, it’s likely to start with “Meet the Press,” the most powerful and most popular political newsmaker show on TV.

Somewhere in L.A., Arianna Huffington successfully yanks 17 strands of hair from her head.