Good afternoon from New York.
On Nightly News tonight we will of course follow the story that broke shortly before we came on the air last night. An Ohio medical examiner has now confirmed the body recovered from a forest Saturday afternoon was that of Jessie Davis, the 9-month pregnant woman who was the subject of a week-long search. In addition to the arrest of her boyfriend, Bobby Cutts, Jr., our Janet Shamlian will report police are also looking into the possibility a second person was involved in either her murder or a cover-up.
NBC's John Yang will preview what some on Capitol Hill believe will be the make or break week for the immigration reform bill which comes back up for debate. On a related note, Don Teague is offering a piece tonight on what could be called a private sector immigration reform plan. It's an effort to get private companies to publicly pledge not to illegally hire undocumented workers.
Last night we showed you exclusive pictures from Jim Maceda's aerial tour of Iraq's hot spots with the top U.S. General in Iraq. Tonight: the same war, but a different view. Kerry Sanders will let us see Iraq from the foot soldier's point of view. Many of them are shooting their own video of daily life on the front lines and posting it on internet pages. Much of it is stuff you don't normally see on TV newscasts.
We have a report out of London on Prince William taking a more visible role during the build-up to next week's Princess Diana anniversary concert. The tabloids that once followed his mother's every move are now increasingly turning their attention toward him, reporting today for example, that he is once again dating his long time love Kate Middleton. Stephanie Gosk will catch us up with the future King at age 25.
One last note. You may have noticed a slightly new look to our broadcast last night. We're doing some remodeling here at 30 Rock and so for the next several months I'll be broadcasting in what for me is some pretty familiar territory. The weekend editions of Nightly News will be coming out of the second floor of the TODAY show studio, better known as studio 1-A. It's got a nice view of Rockefeller Plaza, which you will see, in some of the shots, and if you happen to stroll down west 49th Street in Manhattan between 6:30 and 7:00 EDT you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us at work.
Thanks for checking-in. I'll see you this evening on TV.