Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Luke Russert's Tribute to His Dad

Luke Russert's appearance on TODAY with Matt Lauer was so touching Monday morning. I'm amazed by his composure, but it's obvious how well the Russerts have raised him and it at least warms my heart that father and son were able to have such a loving and close relationship, even during their abbreviated time together. The video gave me goosebumps numerous times during the 15 minutes.

On Saturday Bruce Springsteen dedicated Thunder Road to Russert, a huge Boss fan, during his concert in the UK.

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road (live) | zS
Bruce Springsteen - You're Missing | zS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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