By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
While in our editorial meeting this afternoon, we learned that my friend Jon Meacham has won the Pulitzer for his superb biography of Andrew Jackson, "American Lion." He wrote the hell out of that book, and it's great to see a great work of Presidential history be so recognized.
And if you read just one thing today, here it is: an essay...about a book...about the societal trend that is to blame for much of what currently ails us and distracts us from the real work we need to do.
If you read TWO things today, check out this item about the unforeseen effect our new President has had.
We're back at work for a new week...we sure hope you'll be along for the ride with us, each night...starting tonight with NBC Nightly News.