By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
To use a Ratherism to describe today's rather shocking Rather story, as first reported in the New York Times: CBS corporate counsel may be as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. As one of our senior producers (and like many of us a CBS alum) put it: "Dan's stickin' it to the Man." Another senior producer answered, "I thought he WAS the Man..." Newsroom talk.
We're on the toy hearing in Washington, the Blackwater story out of Iraq, we have an urgent and interesting feature on concussions in high school football (and what we now know about the dangers of what my coach used to call "getting your bell rung") and a great story on diversity in an unusual form.
Please take time to read today's Medal of Honor biography, and please join us for our broadcast tonight.