Monday, June 16, 2008
A wake for Tim Russert will be held tomorrow at St. Albans School, NBC announced yesterday.
Russert, the network's Washington bureau chief, died of a heart attack Friday at the age of 58.
The wake will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Cafritz Refectory at the school, at Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Visitors are asked to park in the public garage of the Washington National Cathedral Close.
A private funeral and memorial service is planned for Wednesday.
Yesterday on "Meet the Press," Russert's anchor chair was empty during an hour-long tribute to the host of the public-affairs program for the past 16 years.
Tom Brokaw and a half-dozen other guests were seated in front of the "Meet the Press" set and its angular table, left vacant, where Russert had presided last week.