Mr. Robert McCormick
Executive Producer
Broadcast Standards
NBC News
30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10112-0036

Dear Mr. McCormick:

It is disappointing that you are not enforcing commonly accepted notions of journalistic ethics in the Tim Russert case. He provided testimony used to indict Lewis Libby, and Russert will likely be a prosecution witness. And yet he continues to report and comment on the case, threatening Libby’s right to a fair trial. In addition, your refusal to release a copy of the NBC News ethics code is shocking. It was recently reported that White House staffers are going through ethics training. We suggest that Russert and other NBC employees go through a similar course.