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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2008
Bruce Springsteen Statement On Tim Russert
Bruce Springsteen's spoken introduction to the song "Thunder Road" on stage in Cardiff, UK, June 14, 2008:
"I'd like to do this tonight for a long-time friend of the E Street Band who passed away suddenly. Tim Russert was an important, unreplacable voice in American journalism. I watched him hold our politicians feet to the fire on many Sunday mornings. He was always a strong voice for honesty and accountability in American government.
"But beyond that he was a lovely presence, a good father, husband, and good guy. He was a regular at many E Street Band shows and I'm going to miss looking down and seeing that big smiling face in the crowd.
"We send this out all the way back to the States tonight for his son Luke, his wife Maureen, his dad Big Russ, and all the Russert family. Tim, God bless you. We will miss you."