By Ann Curry, NBC News anchor
Brian Williams, who has the week off, is keeping a close watch on the Eliot Spitzer news, which had a moment reminiscent of the OJ Simpson Bronco chase, when news helicopters followed Spitzer's excruciatingly slow drive to his resignation.
Though it appeared his motorcade hit every red light, it was hard not to be riveted.
Tonight Mike Taibbi, who has not slept much since this stunning story broke, again brings his thoughtful writing to the final chapter in the public life of an anti-corruption crusader.
Also tonight, Andrea Mitchell on Barack Obama's first major discussion of race in the campaign. He has made a point not to run as a "black candidate" but appears to have been pushed by Geraldine Ferraro's recent comments.
Ferraro confirmed today that she is not backing down from her quoted comments that "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position."
Meantime new NBC News Wall Street Journal Poll numbers brings Tim Russert to our broadcast tonight.
A lot to tell you tonight and we are racing to finalize the rundown for tonight's broadcast.