Tim Russert, popular host of TV's Meet the Press, has signed with Miramax Books, for a sum reportedly well into seven figures, to write and edit a book about the relationships between fathers and sons, based on his own experience with his father, and similar ones enjoyed by other successful men in his generation. It was signed for world rights by Miramax senior editor Susan Mercandetti, along with executive v-p Devereux Chatillon, from agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly. Harvey Weinstein, flamboyant co-chairman of parent company Miramax Films, who announced the signing and seems to have been a mover behind it, recalled how he knew Russert well from their years together in Buffalo. The book will be published for Father's Day 2004.