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I'd wager he'd do better than any Meet the Press host. A tough, probing interview can be as vital and riveting as a faux-tough interview is. 'Meet the Press' host probed for gun prop Washington, D.C, police are looking into whether David Gregory broke the law on his news show. The "Meet the Press" anchor jokingly warned viewers about Daylight Savings Time, which begins Sunday morning, after the president called.
Let's say a little toe cell. So let's say you're a toe cell and your job, of course, is to live and be happy,and you've got near by, a little blood vessel. And in fact, every cell in our body has a little blood vessel that's near by. And this toe cell is just trying to make a living. And toe cells need certain things, right?
They need, for example, let's say oxygen. I'll write it in white so it's very clear. They need oxygen and they need nutrients, right? So cells need certain things to live and be happy. And on the flip-side, they also make waste. They're in a sense just like us, they make waste. And that waste could be all sorts of things, and one that kind of jumps to mind is carbon dioxide CO2. So carbon dioxide is waste for this cell.
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So it's making some waste and for the moment let's imagine that there's no blood flow. So, even though there's a blood vessel near by, really, no flow is happening, so I'll just write "no flow".
So as the little cell makes waste. That waste, let's draw a little ball right here, it's going to start accumulating, you're going to start collecting more and more of it since the blood is not really flowing. And it might kind of end up getting all the way around our toe cell. So our toe cell is getting swamped, literally getting kind of covered by its own waste. And on the flip-side, is it getting oxygen or nutrients?
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It's not getting either of these things. So, before very long, I would say within minutes, our toe cell is thinking, "Well this is not a very happy way to live! And if this continues the toe cell would die.Remembering Timothy J. Russert At 10 Years - Meet The Press - NBC News
So, what a toe cell needs, and what every cell needs, and that could be a finger cell or a skin cell, or really any cell that's living, needs flow. It needs this blood to be flowing nicely and smoothly. And if there is flow then you get a very different picture, right?
If there's flow then all the sudden all the waste product is actually now lifted and taken away. It's flowing away, and it's a little bit like having someone come by and pick up the trash, then you don't have trash all over the house. So then you have nice flow, and in return, oxygen and nutrients are delivered. So this stuff gets delivered as well.
So, all of the sudden the cell is going to be very, very happy, and is going to be living just fine. So, really if you want all of the cells in your body to be living just fine like this cell here, you really want good flow throughout the body.
And so this is really point number one. Is that you really need, somehow, to have blood flow moving and pushing blood constantly through the body. So, to do this for billions and billions of cells you would need a pretty powerful pump, right? Something that's going to be able to pull in all the blood from the body, and then push it back out.
And that's what the heart is.
I mean at its core, that's exactly what the heart is doing. It's an amazing pump, pushing blood, so that you have good blood flow. And so I'm going to write that on the side as kind of job number one. These are the jobs of the heart. So jobs, and number one, would be blood flow. And I'll write systemic flow. And all that systemic means is that I'm refering to the entire body.
So systemic when I say that word, I just mean the entire body. All the cells in the body. Now, exactly how that happens actually you can see on this picture.
So, here you have a giant vein, this is a vein, and you have an artery. This is an artery. And blood is actually going through the artery, that way. And it's actually coming into two veins, the one at the top, this is called the superior, superior just kind of means at the top. That's the name of the vein. And at the bottom here, you can't see it because it's on the other side of the heart, but there's another vein called the inferior vena cava.
And these two veins, this is also a vein, these two veins are actually dragging blood in from all over the body, into the heart. Washington bureau chief and host of Meet the Press[ edit ] He was hired by NBC News' Washington bureau the following year and became bureau chief by Russert assumed the job of host of the Sunday morning program Meet the Press inand would become the longest-serving host of the program.
Its name was changed to Meet the Press with Tim Russert, and, at his suggestion, went to an hour-long format in The show also shifted to a greater focus on in-depth interviews with high-profile guests, where Russert was known especially for his extensive preparatory research and cross-examining style. One approach he developed was to find old quotes or video clips that were inconsistent with guests' more recent statements, present them on-air to his guests and then ask them to clarify their positions.
With Russert as host the show became increasingly popular, receiving more than four million viewers per week, and it was recognized as one of the most important sources of political news.
Time magazine named Russert one of the most influential people in the world inand Russert often moderated political campaign debates. John ChancellorRussert's NBC colleague, is credited with using red and blue to represent the states on a US map for the presidential electionbut at that time Republican states were blue, and Democratic states were red. How the colors got reversed is not entirely clear.
Russert testified previously, and again in United States v. Lewis Libbythat he would neither testify whether he spoke with Libby nor would he describe the conversation.
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Russert testified again in the trial on February 7, If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission. Times wrote that, "Like former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Russert was one of the high-level Washington journalists who came out of the Libby trial looking worse than shabby.
All the litigation was for the sake of image and because the journalistic conventions required it. It's our best format. I don't think the public was, at that time, particularly receptive to hearing it," Russert says. Those in favor were so dominant. We don't make up the facts. We cover the facts as they were. Folkenflik went on to write: Russert's remarks would suggest a form of journalism that does not raise the insolent question from outside polite political discourse—so, if an administration's political foes aren't making an opposing case, it's unlikely to get made.
In the words of one of my former editors, journalists can read the polls just like anybody else.