By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
We're back in Washington today -- I've taken Amtrak so much lately, I chatted up all three employees on our train car this morning, having last seen them last just a few days ago.
All three are from Boston (where the New York-Washington Acela originates) so I was careful not to mention baseball. I didn't want to get thrown out on the platform in Wilmington without my bags.
While I borrowed Savannah Guthrie's office during my last visit (and left her a detailed critique of the, shall we say, absence of any feng shui -- or even furnishings), I'm now typing this from Pete Williams's office. Pete is as kind, smart, able and popular as anybody I know in this news division. As our Justice Correspondent, he knows his stuff -- and while I may fancy myself a Supreme Court "buff," I learned long ago not to tangle with Pete on any debate on matters of the court. You'll lose. He knows his stuff backwards and forwards. His office is great: a direct reflection of the man. The decor is equal parts Andy Rooney and Earl Warren. I said on the conference call just now that I feel like I'm "in chambers" -- as the office is lined with leather-bound volumes of the U.S. Code... along with artwork from Pete's beloved home state of Wyoming. Right now he's doing what he does best: he's hard at work covering the Supreme Court.
Tonight many of us are to gather at the annual Radio & Television Correspondents' Assocation 64th Annual Dinner -- then it's back to New York tomorrow. We've laid out a good broadcast (most of our senior staff migrated here for the day) and we'll see you from our Washington Bureau tonight.