Mr. Tim Russert
NBC News
4001 Nebraska Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Dear Mr. Russert:

You have flaunted generally accepted journalistic standards by continuing to report and comment on the Lewis Libby case. Your testimony helped produce the Libby indictment and you will likely be a prosecution witness in the case. Yet you have hosted shows on NBC and CNBC that have included other journalists who have concluded that Libby will have a difficult time proving his innocence. In this country, we should remind you that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Your reckless actions jeopardize Libby’s right to a fair trial. Please do the right thing and step down from your network’s coverage of this case.