Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
I'll be brief today, as our task is a sad one. Those of you who watched and enjoyed our story last Friday from Vancouver got to meet (via television) the Patriarch of the Mayasich family, a member of the 1960 gold medal-winning U.S. men's hockey team. A little over 24 hours after that story aired, John Mayasich's grandson Robby was running a leg of a relay race in Arizona, from Prescott to Mesa, when he was struck by a car. This afternoon, Robby died from his injuries.
Robby's dad, Dan, works for our NBC station in Phoenix, and so for many reasons this is a family loss to many of us here. Please take a moment to read this account and join us in sending thoughts and prayers to this wonderful family during their time of need.
We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.