writer Maureen Orth, who tweets under the handle @Luke Rs Mom.“From the moment it was announced he would be working for NBC, which was his choice, but never planned for, ever, people just piled it on and piled it on and piled it on.

When he’s relaying an anecdote about reporting or Buffalo, he slips into a folksy drawl that can sound almost Southern.

(“When there’s a dad who’s coming home from soccer practice, he’s listening to MSNBC on the radio, ah’m just trying to give him the story.”) Other times, when he is bantering, the drawn-out, laconicness becomes more surfer-bro.

Tim had a great table at the Palm and drank Rolling Rock from a bottle and ate good, manly food that wasn't drizzled with anything.”His son shares a lot of those qualities: the confidence, the exuberance, the dudely dudeliness, the obsession with Springsteen and the Buffalo Bills and with the authenticity they confer.

“Swagger” is a word that comes up frequently in connection to Luke.

Her work for women's and LGBT rights helped make the world more open, equal and accepting.2.

She held 129 career title wins, including 39 Grand Slams.3.

”The exceptional level of attention and paid to Russert (a favorite target of the blog Fishbowl D. is upset by the image of the city it sees reflected in him.

C.’s pathologically vicious Betsy Rothstein, among others) began almost immediately after his father’s death. Meanwhile, he is precisely the old person's idea of what a young person in Washington ought to be.

And it was painful for me as a mother to see that.”Russert senior’s funeral, at which Luke spoke affectingly and with poise, is the opening set piece for Mark Leibovich’s , which chronicles the city’s political-social strata in the Obama era.

Leibovich calls Russert "the mayor," and writes that “Tim possessed all of the city's coveted big-dog virtues: He was not to be fucked with.

Her power and strength on and off the tennis court makes her a hero, and her legacy of progress and change make her a legend.