Wow! Fifteen minutes is an awfully long time to spend engrossed in an internet video, but this Today Show interview with Tim Russert's son Luke is well worth it. I'm simply staggered that a 22-year-old could show that much composure and a willingness to share and expound just days after his father's unexpected death. Not just that he didn't break down, or that he was so willing to answer the questions, but the ability to take a simple question and run with it, to share amusing and endearing stories about his father, to put everything into such a clear perspective, and to basically take control of the interview at his age. At risk of maudlin hyperbole, I'd say that 15 minutes just made me feel a little bit better about being human today.
Needless to say, we haven't see the last of Luke Russert -- there's no way he's not rising to the top in some profession or another.