by Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
After TODAY Show duty this morning, I became a man on a mission in search of my snow boots. We haven't needed them around here in quite some time, but the word from our friends at NBC Weather Plus, is that New York City is in for its first snowstorm of the season – beginning tonight. We may see as much as a foot in some parts of the region. The fast moving nor'easter could cause big travel problems tomorrow from Philadelphia to Boston. Bill Karins from Weather Plus will come on the program tonight for a brief update. In the meantime, I can report I found the boots, along with my favorite down vest, buried deep in a storage closet. Now, if I could just find those earmuffs I got for Christmas a few years ago that double as ipod headphones…
If it's Sunday, this must be Nevada. Or is it South Carolina? Or maybe Michigan? Welcome to the world of the presidential candidates who are focused on so many states, with so little time. From Hillary Clinton's revealing hour-long sit down with Tim Russert this morning, to John McCain's challenge to the apparent Mitt Romney lead in Michigan, there are some intriguing story lines in a week that features three primary elections. We'll be covering many of them tonight.
President Bush sounded off against Iran during a speech in Abu Dhabi today, calling it "the world's leading state-sponsor of terror." Earlier, he stopped in Bahrain, where he got a briefing from Naval commanders about that dust up in the Strait of Hormuz last week between American warships and Iranian speedboats. John Yang is on the road with the president and will tell us more about the speech, as well as report new details about that confrontation at sea.
We're at the big Detroit auto show where an industry battered in the present is looking toward the future, and we'll tell why tonight's Golden Globe awards presentation will some day be the answer to an entertainment trivia question.
Thanks for checking in. I hope you'll be back for tonight edition of NBC Nightly News.