by Lester Holt
Good afternoon from New York. Among the stories we will be reporting tonight, is an advance look at Alan Greenspan's soon to be published memoir in which the former Federal Reserve Chairman offers a harsh view of some of the economic policies of his fellow Republicans, and in particular, takes both Presidents Bush to task. As NBC's John Yang will report, some of Greenspan's highest praise in the book is actually directed at former President Clinton.
The war debate raging in the halls of Congress this week became somewhat of a "people's" debate today. NBC's Patty Culhane will tell us what happened when an anti-war march on Capitol Hill came up against a rally of people supporting U.S. involvement in Iraq.
Our in-depth segment tonight takes me to the depths of the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa for a close-up encounter with Great White sharks. We've got some pretty amazing pictures of what happened when I joined one of those popular shark cage diving excursions and faced the jaws of a Great White from mere inches away. It was both terrifying and exciting, and something I'm glad I experienced. (Especially since I came back with all my limbs still attached). I was left wondering, however, if dangling people in front of these huge predators is such a good idea. Are we conditioning the sharks to attack humans? I examine that question, and will tell you why some experts say we may actually be doing the sharks a favor.
Thanks for checking-in. I hope you can join us tonight for NBC Nightly News.