By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
I write this within view of the sad balcony -- where the ever-present wreath marks the place where the bullet struck its target 40-years ago tonight. Dr. King had apparently just finished watching the network evening news, when he stepped outside to depart for dinner. He was 39 years old.
By now perhaps you know that we have secured, for tonight's broadcast, interviews with all three Presidential candidates -- I filed a video blog from here earlier today -- and I'm proud of our news division for making the commitment to anchor the Today program and Nightly News from this hallowed spot on this important day.
All that is left is for you to watch our broadcast tonight. If you missed last night, I strongly suggest you see the 5-minute-long story that ended our Thursday broadcast, because it features color film of Dr. King that has never aired before.
We'll see you on the broadcast tonight. Have a good weekend. We'll see you again on Monday night.