Newseum recreates Tim Russert's office in exhibit

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Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 7 at 4:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert's office is going on display next month at the Newseum in Washington.

The office will be reassembled to look as it did last year on the day Russert had a heart attack at NBC's Washington bureau. He died at age 58 while recording voiceovers for his next show.

Exhibits director Cathy Trost says the office is homey and reflects Russert's interests, including politics, religion, family and his beloved Buffalo Bills.

About 300 books filled Russert's bookshelves. Newspapers, magazines and research binders cluttered his desk.

A wooden sign at the front of his desk read "Thou Shalt Not Whine."

NBC is donating the office furniture to the Newseum, and Russert's family is loaning the museum many of his belongings.

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