First... our apologies that my blog post did not appear yesterday. There was a technical problem. We have now resolved it. We all know our anchorman, who is off this week, is passionate about this blog, and would be greatly distressed if we abandoned it even for a day. So forgive us.
This week has marked the third anniversary of the war in Iraq... and tonight we continue our series called "The War in Iraq - Three Years Later." David Gregory looks at how President Bush has staked his legacy on victory in Iraq, walking a fascinating political tightrope. We also reported last night on the debate over how the media is covering the war... and complaints by some that the "good news" stories in Iraq are not being told. Many of you may have seen conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingram on the Today show complaining about reporters in Iraq covering the story from their hotel balconies. There is obviously a lot more to it than that... and I would urge anyone who hasn't read it yet to check out what our people in Baghdad have been posting in our sister blog "Blogging Baghdad."
Also tonight... big news for tens of thousands of auto workers... and a little more clarity on the future of General Motors. General Motors and its former subsidiary Delphi have announced separate agreements with United Auto Workers that would offer buyouts to 100,000 GM workers and about 13,000 Delphi workers. Payouts could be as high as $140,000, depending on years of service. But as Anne Thompson reports tonight, the devil may be in the details, as the deal would require workers to give up their health insurance. We will also have reaction from workers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Texas who are affected by the agreement.
And... how is New Orleans going to hold elections with so many people still displaced? Plus, interesting news from Chief Science Correspondent Robert Bazell, who tells us about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder... and how some doctors believe that the drugs to treat ADHD are being over-prescribed... especially to children.
See you tonight.