Russert Wake Will Be at St. Albans

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.

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