By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
editor's note: we had some technical problems with yesterday's post - so we included portions of it in today's.
Today please allow me to call attention to the writing of others, beginning with two pieces from The Root, on Michelle Obama and daughter Malia -- and a piece from Parade written by their father, and a piece about their father. I know it hardly seems like an honest day's work on the blog, there's some good writing there. There's some good stuff on our broadcast tonight...and we hope you can join us.