Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
A very simple message to leave you with as the weekend begins: please keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers. Please give what you can during tonight's telethon—or to the charity of your choice—especially if you've been holding off until now. Amazingly, people are still being pulled out alive. Just today, an Israeli squad rescued a young man. Hopefully this will be the weekend when the doctors get their supplies, so they can soothe the misery of the suffering. Perhaps some of the great LA County rescue squad members can come home, to help deal with the misery in California. We'll be following it all for you, and we'll be watching it all along with you. Tonight the news from Haiti is competing with the President's new initiative, with the new terrorism advisory from the British, and other news. I did want to alert you to a story on Haitian orphans that our own Mark Potter says ranks with the most emotional events he's ever covered—it's about children who tonight are safe with their new parents, in their new homes.
Have a good weekend—we'll see you on Monday night.