publication date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Journalism

clue: Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, if you met the press, that meant meeting this guy.

explanation: Russert was the moderator of Meet the Press from 1991 to his death in 2008, the longest tenure of any moderator in the program's history dating back to the 1940s. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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