A rare sunny day in New York -- and first I'd like to thank Lester Holt for filling in for me last Friday so that I could enjoy a long weekend away with my family. Little did Lester -- or anyone -- know that they'd be landed a late-breaking story that day, by way of Alaska. It's one of our stories tonight, along with the President's day in Russia (Chuck Todd just called me from inside the Kremlin, where it was still light outside at 11pm) the preparations in Los Angeles, and the death of Robert McNamara...one of the key figures of the Cold War and Vietnam War.
We'll see you tonight from New York, tomorrow night from Los Angeles, and then, owing to the "miracle of the jet age," as Lady Bird Johnson used to call it, Wednesday night from New York again. To quote Vonnegut, "So it goes..."
We'll look for you tonight. We hope you can join us.