Getting a late start today... too late for my taste on the writing for the broadcast... due to Olympic-related events here in Torino. The news back home will dominate tonight, from the President's remarks today on the fracas over the political cartoons to the relationship between a group of evangelicals and the issue of global warming.
We will have an interesting look tonight at a dynamic that was lost on no one who saw the funeral of Coretta Scott King yesterday... the various speakers and what they said with the President of the United States in attendance. The comments were pointed and the reaction is what we will examine, with the help of Andrea Mitchell, tonight. Also, we will look at the recovery in New Orleans, and of immediate interest to all of us here, security for the upcoming Olympic Games.
Life here is governed by credentials, roadblocks, a fleet of gray-coated volunteers and police from four separate jurisdictions. The weather remains a wet cold, near freezing. Excitement, crowds and traffic are building. We hope you can join us tonight from Torino.