By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
Wait til you see tonight's closing segment by veteran correspondent Roger O'Neil. It's about all the Making A Difference stories that we aired last week. Here's how this has come full circle: You sent us the story ideas, we covered them, and then many of you made contact and donated money to the people and organizations we profiled -- so now, everyone is doing better and able to help more people...because of people like you. How could my job be any more pleasing?
Newspapers from Australia to Zimbabwe to London have done stories on our idea (one London paper used the story to ask their own readers for similar "good news" stories during the economic downturn in the U.K.) and it's been startlingly successful. And another measure of its success is watching as similar segments show up on other broadcasts--nothing wrong with that--as long as those who are hurting get help. We hope you can join us tonight.