Remembering Russert: Bohrman — “He Made Us All Better”

By SteveK 

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Tim Russert’s CNN counterpart, Washington bureau chief David Bohrman, appeared this morning on Reliable Sources to discuss competing against, and working with, Russert (Bohrman formerly worked at NBC). “It was like being at a sporting event,” said Bohrman, “He was excited. And it was just fun working with him and covering politics.”

On Friday night, TVNewser obtained this note sent from Bohrman to the CNN staff around 9:30pmET:

I want to thank all of you in the bureau for the sensitivity and professionalism shown today in the reporting on the death of our colleague Tim Russert. It is never easy to report on the death of a friend and competitor. We made the right decision in waiting for NBC to be the first to issue the first bulletin. For those of us who have worked with him at NBC, or just competed against him, it is inadequate to say that he will be missed. He made us all better. As we learn of any DC services we will let you know where and when. On a personal note, I was lucky enough to work with Tim, to produce many special reports and even an election night with him and Tom Brokaw, as well as to compete against him as one of the 5 network bureau chiefs in DC. I hope we all can live up to the legacy he has left us. DB

TVNewser will have more later today on how all the Sunday morning shows remembered Russert.