There are still places in this country where, if you know they are there, you can find major celebrities in the local phone book. Perhaps you know that they own an old beach house on an island... perhaps you know that they're listed under a spouse's name... perhaps they are local institutions (several come to mind, but it would hardly be fair to list them here!), who generally don't get bothered, and so they remain... right there, somewhere between Adams and Miller, for all the world to see. Well, time was when everyone was like that. The high and mighty and the regular folks, all jammed into the pages of a single volume. On tonight's broadcast, because we like to leave you with something on the lighter side at the end of a heavy week, we'll take you back to a time when everyone was "in the book."
Back to the top of the broadcast: a lot of news to report tonight. The topics: military readiness, the war in Iraq, the FDA, some politics with Tim Russert, a homecoming for astronauts, and a veteran -- a great man who fought for this country in Vietnam -- who is making a difference for families of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Speaking of the freedoms that so many have fought and died to protect: Glad to see the hornet's nest of Democracy that yesterday's posting stirred up -- including even more angry e-mails unsubtly calling into question the patriotism of any interviewer who would ask questions of the President of Iran, and any network that would dare to air them. To those on both sides of the issue: have a good weekend.
We hope you will join us for tonight's broadcast.