Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
Another week, another Amtrak ride to Washington. I'm here tonight because of a gathering at the Kennedy Center to honor Andeisha Farid, the woman we introduced you to during our last trip to Afghanistan. I've linked to the story here. When I left her orphanage, I promised her (as I promised the children), that I knew some "very generous people" back home in the United States. I was talking about Nightly News viewers. They didn't let me down. Just because of what they saw on television, our viewers donated enough money to help enable Andisha to open up three more orphanages and serve even more children—most of whom have lost one or both parents to warfare. I want everyone who reacted in that way to feel good—I'm here as your representative to thank Andeisha for her good works and loving heart.
We hope you can join us from Washington tonight.