By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
For the first time in over a month, I had an actual lunch in an actual restaurant, with actual utensils, instead of my usual lunch at my desk. And the episode taught me why I never go out for lunch: I've been behind on my work all day since.
We just broke from the editorial meeting and while several stories are "on the bubble" (meaning the best piece wins, and the correspondents involved have been so advised) we know the basic template for tonight: health care, Iraq, Tibet, politics, and a special interview I've conducted for air tonight...with a man who decided to live with cancer, and treatment, out in the open as a public figure.
My thanks to PFC Fritch for writing back. What a great honor to be with the Old Guard -- and again, thank you for your service.
I sincerely hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.