Brian Williams is off this Memorial Day. So in his absence... I will honestly tell you it is a difficult day in our newsroom as our hearts go out to our colleagues at CBS. Word came this morning from friends at CBS that two of their own had been killed and another colleague critically injured in Iraq. Cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan died, and Correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously injured when a car bomb exploded in their convoy. They were on patrol with the 4th Infantry Division in Baghdad. One soldier was also killed in the attack... and six soldiers were wounded. We will have the details on what happened tonight... and also report on what was an especially deadly day in Iraq.
But on this Memorial Day... we just want to say our thoughts and prayers are with the family of that soldier and all the military families who have lost loved ones in Iraq... and on this sad day... with the friends and families of our CBS colleagues.