The expression "worst nightmare" does indeed come to mind when you read the details of the virulent case of TB in the news. Tonight we'll look at the detective story behind it and the ramifications of it ... and we'll see if that expression is warranted. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution led the way on this story today, chiefly with its interview with the so-far anonymous quarantined patient. We have a thorough package of coverage planned.
We'll also have the latest on the NATO chopper reported downed this afternoon in Afghanistan. We'll report on Iraqi refugees -- and we have a fascinating report to get on the air over the next two days from our own Richard Engel who has just traveled to Kurdistan. Wait 'til you see what life is like just 300 miles north of Baghdad.
Kevin Tibbles has a survival guide to corporate buyouts (if YOU work for the company being bought out, that is...) and Mark Mullen has a great piece from China to get us off the air.
An advance heads-up: tomorrow night we will air a revealing interview that our own Janet Shamlian conducted with Michelle Obama.
Want some good news? There's reason to believe the whales MAY have made it to open waters. We'll have an update tonight from George Lewis, live in San Francisco.
Please remember to read the story of today's Medal of Honor recipient.
Following the broadcast tonight, we'll head to Chicago, where we will anchor the broadcast tomorrow night. Chicago has never looked better -- one of the all-time great American cities, from the people to the food to the shopping to the architecture.
It's always great to visit, and we're hoping for one of those sparkling days along Lake Michigan to greet us upon our arrival. To give you some indication of our schedule while we're on the ground in Chicago: I just spoke to an old friend there, and we figured out that between my arrival late tonight and my departure tomorrow night, the only time we have to see each other is if he rides with me in the backseat of a cab to O'Hare to see me off, before I board my flight back to New York. What a relaxing way to catch up with one of my mates -- but it IS a business trip, after all.
In the meantime -- back to present tense -- we hope you can join us for the broadcast from New York tonight.