I’m Tom Brokaw NBC news and it is my said duty to report this afternoon that our friend and colleague Tim Russert, the moderator of Meet the Press and NBC’s Washington borough chief, collapsed and died early this afternoon while at work at the NBC news bureau in Washington. Tim had just returned from a trip to Italy with his wife Doris and their son Luke, they were celebrating Luke’s graduation from Boston College earlier this year. There will be more on the NBC news station and MSNBC throughout the day, but to repeat our beloved colleague, no the greatest journalist of our time, Tim Russett, died this afternoon after collapsing at work at the NBC News Bureau in Washington. He will be missed as he was loved dearly. I’m Tom Brokaw NBC news New York.