NBCs Tim Russert Funeral will be closed to the public.

 NBC Tim Russert Funeral will be closed to the public.

According to an unidentified source inside the NBC newsroom in DC.  Tim Russert’s funeral is going to be the closed to the Public  The main Washington news companies will shut down for the event.

The Flags at NBC Headquarters are at half staff.  Something that is reserved for statesmen.   Many would argue he was a statesmen of another kind.

A soon as Politisite gets the funeral arrangements, we will pass them on to you

Politisite has learned through NBC Media Relations that The funeral and memorial service will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at 4pm in Washington’s Kennedy Center. The funeral services will be closed to the public, but will be televised by MSNBC and made available for broadcast by other media outlets – Source – Media Relations Vice President Cheryl Daly NBC

Update –

 President Bush attends wake for newsman Tim Russert

President Bush attends wake for newsman Tim Russert

Bush and his wife rode in a short, unmarked motorcade to St. Albans School in Northwest Washington, where the wake was being held Tuesday in the refectory.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said that Bush wanted to pay his respects and offer his deepest sympathies to the Russert family.

The funeral for the 58-year-old of NBC’s “Meet the Press” is scheduled to take place Wednesday. 

A public wake for the South Buffalo native will take place in Washington Tuesday, with private funeral services scheduled there for Wednesday. There’s no word if there will be a memorial service for Russert here in Buffalo.

Several hundred people turned out for a candlelight vigil at Tim Russert Park in West Seneca Sunday night.

A wake for Tim Russert will be held tomorrow at St. Albans School, NBC announced yesterday.

Russert, the network’s Washington bureau chief, died of a heart attack Friday at the age of 58.

The wake will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Cafritz Refectory at the school, at Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Visitors are asked to park in the public garage of the Washington National Cathedral Close.

A private funeral and memorial service is planned for Wednesday.


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  1. I am a Canadian in Vancouver, BC Canada and many of us watched “MTP” every Sunday. My comment about what seemed to be such a delightful man is
    “If it’s true, it must be Tim Russert”
    He was one of a kind and his humanity came through so clearly even when he took on his guests, he was so respectful and fair. I wonder why so many other journalists can’t do what he did. Maybe when some of these sensationalist journalists see the overwhelming admiration everyone had for Tim and why, they will learn something. David Gurgon is a close second when it comes to being fair.

  2. Donna, great post but please do not use that artificial word “closure.” I think we all felt as if we knew Tim, that was due to him and his personality but wouldn’t you hate to go through the agony of any funeral service of your spouse or close family member with all the media there? I know i would not and see is as a sign of respect for the family to now have some sense of privacy.

  3. It is probably true that the first and less painful funeral plans to be considered would be a ‘closed” to the public funeral..
    Unfortunately, Tim Russert is not the small town guy who left Buffalo, n.y for the big city willing or not to spread his lessons well learned from during his upbringing. Tim,,, and I take the opportunuty to call Mr. R,,ussert, Tim, because I feel I know him. I, for one can really relate to living in upstate New york (Syracuse). Experiencing Buffalo’s lake effect snow, runnung home from Blessed Sacrament School to in order to get that famous of all Catholic School sandwhiches – PB&J. and then run back to school because I lived in a 3 block radious. Couldn’t stay at school cafateria
    Tim has touched so many of our hearts, .we learned so much from him and we feel connected to him.for theaching his ethics. It’s a gift from God that has been passed down to us throug Big Russ, Tim, and now Luke
    There thousands of people , like myself, who have the need to experience closer, I hope that you will reconsider a closed service and allow Tim to come to us once more so that we may show our love and respect as well as let him know “WE GOT IT’
    Respectfully with prayers and blessings to your whole family,
    Donna Bartlett
    T om Russert seremony closed to the public. Unfortunately That isn’t who Tim rt publnfortunatrly That was not Tim Russert. Tim w as of people who definately carried a magnanimousmessage fromthe message is there if one only opens their heart and eyes, should be part of celebrating his beautiful spirit that now guides us from above with the lessons ufsse

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