I know there are lots of political junkies around here, so this seems like it should be mentioned. From CNN.com:
Veteran newsman Tim Russert of NBC News died today of a heart attack, the network announced. He was 58. Russert had been the moderator of the network's "Meet the Press" since December 1991. Russert also was a best-selling author, penning "Big Russ and Me," a memoir of life with his father.
Read the full story here.
Very sad indeed, and definitely will make me tune in to this weekend's "Meet the Press."