From the NY Post: “FRIENDS and family of Tim Russert are saddened by a piece in Harper’s magazine by Lewis Lapham, who characterizes the late host of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as a toady of the establishment and asks, ‘Why a requiem Mass for a pet canary?’”

From DCRTV: “Word at the NBC News campus is that that Tim Russert’s office – supposedly to be left intact – was demolished to make way for a new conference room. Word further confirms all the furniture in Tim’s office was busted up so that no one in the bureau could use it or sell it on Ebay – nor was is offered for donation to the Smithsonian or the Newseum.”