Big Russ, Father of Tim, Dies

A little more than a year since his son’s death, Timothy J. Russert, the father of the late Meet the Press host Tim Russert, has passed away. Tim Russert wrote about his father in the 2004 bestseller Big Russ & Me. The elder Mr. Russert grew up in Buffalo and worked two jobs to support his family, driving a city sanitation truck and a delivery truck for The Buffalo News. He was 85.