So tonight, out of sheer frustration, I've written and compiled a ton of the news stories--of all kinds--that we didn't have time to include in the broadcast this week.
While I stood there on Grand Street in Joplin, unable to figure out exactly where a friend of mine used to live (I'd been to the house when I lived there 30 years ago, but the notion of "addresses" is a vague, ephemeral thing in parts of Joplin these days), I knew we were staring out at a story...a tragedy...of historic proportions.
Sure enough, we devoted almost all of our Monday and Tuesday broadcasts to Joplin, while reporting live from there. We had to let a lot of stuff go as a result. The stories that DIDN'T air range from the White House limousine mishap in Ireland to the loss of a Medal of Honor Recipient in Baltimore. So with speed, brevity and hopefully good humor, we will try to make up for lost time tonight.
I hope you can join us for the broadcast, I hope you have a great holiday weekend, and I hope you can join us throughout and right back here as usual next week. Be safe out there, pray for the people in Joplin, and please pause to remember those who have served our country.