I hope you did not get caught in the whirlpool of platitudes and servile eulogies spent in memory of Tim Russert, the great appeaser and serf to the powerful.
I know it is bad form to say bad things about the bad, but you can only really say good things about them if they did something worth praising, right? So, If you think Russert was an example for U.S. journalists to follow, read this. (Jon Swift, thankfully, is back from hiatus.)
If you want to know what aggressive interviewers do in the service of truth and their listeners, all you have to do is tune in to BBC World Service, and listen to interviewers embarrass their guests for their lies.