By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
Apologies for a cramped calendar and little time to post. I spent five hours on the set of Sesame Street today. We wrapped filming and the episode will air in August. I'll post an air date when I know it. Until then, I'll be mum about details... though if Elmo talks, that's something I can't control.
Right now we have just broken from our editorial meeting, which morphed into a planning meeting for our Martin Luther King assasination anniversary coverage. We have a group of visiting journalists from Saudi Arabia who I must now go speak to.
About the posts over the past 24-hours, there are two conspiracy theories to knock down: first, that I would ever utter a bad word about our "regulars" -- the folks who make this blog go, and give me energy each day. I love knowing you're reading, and watching, and your loyalty means more to me than you could know. So I can't imagine ever posting a comment which would have been in any way negative. Second: I have no idea which companies make which pharmaceuticals. In my job, I have to know a lot -- and I generally like carrying around a lot of information. The parent companies of pharmaceutical products advertised on Nightly News? Not a chance.
I hope you can all join us for tonight's broadcast. I get to welcome Tom Brokaw back to the Nightly News set, to talk about a project he's justifiably enormously proud of. We'll look for you then.