Mourners Attend Wake For Tim Russert


White House Chief of Staff Jousha Bolten , Counselor to the President... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,George W. Bush,Horizontal,International Landmark,Joe Hagin,Journalist,Leaving,President,Therapy,Tim Russert,US President,USA,Vertical,Waiting,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2008 AFPWhite House Chief of Staff Jousha Bolten (L), Counselor to the President Ed Gillespie (C) and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Joe Hagin (R) wait for US President George W. Bush to depart the wake for journalist Tim Russert on June 17, 2008 at the Saint Albans School in Washington, DC. Russert, who for 17 years quizzed and cajoled America's most powerful figures on the weekly current affairs program Meet The Press, died of a sudden heart attack on June 13 in NBC's Washington newsroom. Russert, 58, was NBC's Washington bureau chief and host of the longstanding Sunday program, where with his burly figure and arching eyebrows he pressed top politicians and bureaucrats on the hottest issues of the day. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)