By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
The headline on the Reuters News Agency wire story this afternoon was fairly declarative: SCIENTISTS SAY MARTIAN SOIL COULD SUPPORT LIFE. Alrighty then.
This on a day when the Supreme Court defined the Second Amendment for us, and Goldman Sachs put out a "sell" rating on General Motors. That's General Motors. That's a first.
We also learned today that we've lost a part of U.S. military history, with the death of Chuck Dryden.
This is no time to turn away. Take a day off from the consumption of news, and you're going to miss something big. Like Luke Russert on Larry King last night, and the new pieces of "public art" here in New York that we'll show you tonight.
I saw a screening of Gonzo last night. Anyone with even a passing interest in Hunter S. Thompson should try to see it. I was surprised to find that Nightly News plays a cameo role in the film -- among others much more notable, including Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Buffett and Jann Wenner, all three of whom were on hand last night.
We are watching the financial markets closely. All 30 of the Dow stocks are currently lower, and oil has set another record. One analyst wondered today whether we're "on the edge of an abyss" concerning major U.S. corporations and their role in the economy.
It's an eventful Thursday here in New York. We hope you can join us this Thursday night.