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June 13, 2008
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Statement from Secretary Kempthorne
on the Passing of Tim Russert

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne issued the following statement today on the tragic passing of Tim Russert.

“I am greatly saddened by the passing of NBC's Tim Russert. Americans have lost a friend, who has come into our homes countless times for many years. I will remember Tim for his commitment to journalistic integrity, for his fairness and for his commitment to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with the Russert family."

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