R.I.P. Tim Russert, 1950-2008.
Despite his political background and regardless of their party affiliation, he was always fair in how he questioned his guests. Under his control, "Meet the Press" was the rare class act in a sea of talking head programs where the guests compete to see who can shout the loudest over each other.
An aside: SBN1/THSE called it ("car accident or heart attack") when he first heard the news. He can also start fires with his mind.