It's good to be back after some time off away. When I left on vacation all eyes were on tropical storm Fiona and now we're already up through the K's on the growing Atlantic storm list. But it's hurricane Igor that's making headlines today as it marches on a course straight for Bermuda. The island is bracing for a hit sometime tomorrow, and we'll be checking in there during our broadcast tonight to see how preparations are going.
Those fascinated with trying to handicap the potential GOP field for the next presidential election will be carefully going over the results of the Values Voters straw poll conducted today. It comes on the heels of Sarah Palin's high profile appearance in Iowa last evening which generated lots of speculation about her future as a candidate. We're going to take a closer look at what's driving the discussion.
Also we'll meet a young Indiana mother who went into cardiac arrest, and was apparently dead for more than 73 minutes before finally being resuscitated. Her husband implored doctors to not give up on her, and his persistence saved her life. I spoke to her and her husband this morning on TODAY and was deeply moved by their story, and so we've asked NBC's Kristen Welker to tell us a little bit more about the couple and the message they want all of us to hear.
I hope you can join us for the Saturday edition of NBC Nightly News.