By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
From the apartment this morning, I knew something was wrong when I watched as Rescue One's rig drive uptown from midtown.
The FDNY Rescue companies don't carry water, they don't have hoses -- they are the specialists -- their job is to rescue people. It's also why their ranks were decimated on 9-11. They were trying to rescue people. They were among the first responders to today's crane collapse, which recieved live television coverage across the board here today.
I spent most of the day in a board meeting of our Medal of Honor Foundation. We learned today that one of the 105 living recipients is badly ailing, and so we head into the weekend girding for possible bad news about a genuine American hero.
Time to get the broadcast together, and to wish you all a good weekend. We'll see you back here on Monday.