TODAY | September 25, 2009
ANN CURRY, anchor: And the extended NBC family has lost much loved member. " Big Russ ," the father of our late colleague Tim Russert and the subject of the book " Big Russ and Me" died last night from natural causes with his family at his side. Timothy Russert , Big Russ , was 85 years old. So -- and first thought I had, you guys, was they're together again.
MATT LAUER, co-host: Yeah.
CURRY: It is now 7:12. Let's go back to Matt , Meredith and Al . Remember, there was a trading spaces -- places piece that Tim did about his father.
AL ROKER reporting: Mm-hmm.
CURRY: Very poignant.
LAUER: Wonderful guy, and our condolences and sympathies obviously go out to the Russert family once again.