By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
Another one of the great things during this Presidential transition process (at least during those cycles when it works the way it's supposed to) took place today, when Obama and McCain met earlier today. When you distill their positions looking for common ground, the two men agree on a surprising number of items, including matters like torture and the closing of Gitmo. Today's small talk was forced during the photo op (mostly about football) as it was, after all, their first face-to-face encounter since the "Bill Ayers" debate on Long Island late in the campaign. McCain and Obama are gentlemen, and they care about their country… and their country needs them both, right about now. Next we have to tackle Detroit.
I've been in touch with Mrs. Reagan since her recent fall, and we continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery. And we should note the return to the Hill today of Senator Ted Kennedy, who was accompanied by his wife Vicky and his two beloved dogs. Senator Kennedy looked wonderful -- he was welcomed back to the Senate by a gathering of friends and staff -- and we wish him nothing but the best during his health struggle.
We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.