One of the most vivid memories of recent election coverage was late Buffalo native Tim Russert's prediction on NBC News that the thrilling 2000 election would hinge on the state of Florida.
"Florida, Florida, Florida" still rings familiar.
Given how close the race between Trump and Clinton is in the Sunshine State right now, it's a perfect time to remember the beloved national media figure who trumpeted his hometown at every opportunity. Russert died in 2008 at age 58.
Russert, the longest-serving moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," was honored in a tweet by "The Today Show" this evening.
We’re remembering our friend Tim Russert who died 8 years ago today. pic.twitter.com/TDpT1H0sdp
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 13, 2016
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