Mike Barnicle and Tim Russert were friends for 30 years. Mike’s son Timothy J. Barnicle is named for Timothy J. Russert, his godfather. Mike was in Washington Friday to guest host MSNBC’s “Hardball” and spent some time with Tim in the morning. A short time later, Tim was rushed to the hospital after collapsing and died shortly thereafter. He was 58.
Mike shares with the nation his heartfelt remembrances of Tim Russert.