Luke Russert’s Final Tryout for Meet the Press Host

He will cap an emotional week with a tribute to his dad on XM show with former Bills coach Marv Levy.

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Even as the kudos continue to roll in for the poise and composure Luke Russert has shown all week as his family says goodbye to dad Tim Russert, Luke is back at work today planning his biggest project yet: a radio memorial to Tim, the Meet the Press host who died at work last week. Luke and co-host James Carville, the Democratic strategist, are taping their 60/40 sports talk show on XM Satellite Radio. The show, which will feature sports figures Tim knew, will air Friday at noon. Among the guests planning to talk about Tim Russert's love of sports will be Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy. Luke also plans to air some old NBC and Meet the Press clips of Tim talking sports, mostly about his beloved Bills.

It's just the latest example of how Luke is ready for the spotlight of a bigger show. And what could be bigger than following his dad as host or cohost of Meet the Press? Since we began our bandwagon for Luke, we've received dozens of notes of support, with most agreeing that NBC at a minimum should make him a feature on the show.