You did see Tim Russert on the cover of a lot of magazines last week. But TV Guide, the publication that covers Russert’s own medium, snubbed him.
I’m told that the editors had plenty of time to put Russert on the cover but decided against it. Who did they go with? Reality TV star Denise Richards, an actress of little talent who continually fights former husband Charlie Sheen over custody and financial issues in their divorce.
Russert, loved and respected, was celebrated by every major publication in the U.S. last week. He made the cover of People, with a terrific story that included a shocking quote from his wife, writer Maureen Orth. People’s dean of celebrity journalism, Frank Swertlow, interviewed Orth. She told him that when she said goodbye to Russert in Rome, she told him, ‘I want to give you a big hug; maybe I’ll never see you again.’" Maureen, this column sends you all our best wishes.