Owing to the fact that our New York and Washington technical facilities are interchangeable, tonight Nightly News will originate from Washington, so that members of our team can attend this evening's Radio & Television Correspondents' Association dinner, which will be presided over by Vice President Cheney... and that just might make the President the happiest man in all of Mexico tonight. Not that he doesn't love to hang around with this crowd.
We've had some lead changes at the top of the broadcast already this afternoon, so I'm not ready to offer a firmed-up lineup here. At or near the top of the broadcast, we'll likely check in with David Gregory who is with the President on that aforementioned trip to Cancun. We'll talk about these new mileage standards announced today, the immigration lobbying effort on the Hill (we'll also continue our series of reports on the topic), the closing arguments in the Moussaoui trial and the disturbing story out of Duke University that has exploded across the national media today... beginning with the page one treatment by the New York Times. This afternoon, the Associated Press reports, "Duke University's president has suspended the school's highly ranked lacrosse team from play until school administrators learn more about the allegations."
Elsewhere in the broadcast, as we promoted yesterday, we'll examine the new trend toward c-sections -- which have gone from an almost "last resort" medical option to a commonplace birthing choice in the space of just a few decades. We'll also look at the battle over the Apples: the record label versus the computer company.
After one night in Washington, we'll be back at home base tomorrow night. My thanks to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Foundation for a wonderful event among friends last night. We hope you can join us for tonight's effort from here.