On Monday, June 23 Tim Russert was to be back at 30 Rock. This time, in the Rainbow Room being honored with the Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The school just announced Russert will be honored posthumously. From Newhouse Dean David M. Rubin.
We were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. We extend our condolences to his family, his colleagues and all those who have watched and admired him through the years. We will of course honor Mr. Russert for the important contributions he made to the media industry. Though we are sad that now we must do so in memoriam.