I’m going to reserve my final judgment until I see it in person. But, from afar, this new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. – in which the late Tim Russert’s office at NBC is re-created exactly the way it was on June 14, 2008, the day he died from a massive heart attack – is unbelievably creepy.
Just how creepy?
It leads to awkward “Today” show segments on the exhibit where former colleagues like Al Roker point out Russert’s love of Jelly Bellys. Like this one:
The Newseum says the exhibit “offers a unique window into the world of a newsman at the top of his game.”
It runs through 2010. I’ll try to get down there to see it – maybe it’s not so creepy in person.