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    Smile dedicating the hour-long program to his life and work

    I'm sorry to hear that. I began to watch NBC's Today every day from half a year ago. Though I seldom watch Meet the Press, I see Tim Russert from time to time in Today. I'm impressed by his big face and smiles.

    I have a question about the overstriking words:

    The flag is at half-staff and the main chair was empty this morning on NBC's “Meet the Press”. The network honored host Tim Russert who died on Friday by dedicating the hour-long program to his life and work.

    Do them mean the hour-long program(Meet the Press) will not be hosted by others except Tim? Or the network used the program to award him?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: dedicating the hour-long program to his life and work

    British, not a teacher

    They mean that the whole program (US) / programme (UK) was an hour-long feature, the content of which was all about the deceased ex-presenter of Meet the Press. They kept his old seat empty as a mark of respect. Flying a flag at half-staff (US) / half-mast (UK) is also a mark of respect used when someone dies.

    By the way, I'm not sure what you mean by 'overstriking'. Do you mean "the words above"

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    Default Re: dedicating the hour-long program to his life and work

    I suspect the "overstriking" is what we call "bold."

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    Default Re: dedicating the hour-long program to his life and work

    Hey Barb, yeah. As a typographer I should have thought of that! (Normally overstriking means a line of XXXXXXs printed over the top of some other text but I see what you mean).

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    Smile Re: dedicating the hour-long program to his life and work

    Thank you very much! Now, I understand.

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