Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
There were no arrests. We managed to pull off our annual Nightly News holiday get-together without involving the NYPD, FDNY or Emergency Services. That I know of, anyway. I should quickly add: several staff members appear to be in some physical pain today. We took over control (for the night, and not by force) of a Midtown Manhattan tavern, where I plugged my iPod into the house sound system; speeches were made, food and drink was consumed. I wish you could all be there—just to meet the people who put this broadcast together. They are my friends, they are a great bunch, and it felt great to have a nice night out—and to thank them for being the best and for working so hard. I've said it before: On many days, I'm the least of the effort, and yet by dint of how our industry is constructed, I receive the most attention. I owe them my thanks every day.
One detail: While we continue our two-week run of Making A Difference segments tonight, we mentioned the WRONG ONE at the end of last night's broadcast (when we talk about what's "Coming up tomorrow night...") but I'm positive you'll enjoy tonight's segment, about kids and troops and the holidays.
We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.