The Daily Nightly from NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

About this blog

The Daily Nightly began on May 31, 2005. As Brian wrote in his first post it aims to provide a narrative of the broadcast day and a window into the editorial process at NBC Nightly News. Brian weighs in every weekday and NBC News correspondents and producers post regularly.

Brian Williams became the seventh anchor and managing editor in the history of NBC Nightly News on December 2, 2004. Read his full biography.

Happy Birthday to us

Today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. More than 815 posts and 10,000+ comments later, we're very proud to have been the first network evening newscast to wade into the blogosphere. For those of you who joined the party late, here's a greatest hits of sorts from the last year, chosen by yours truly.

May 31, 2005: Brian's inaugural post
Aug. 29, 2005: Wet but safe inside the Superdome
Sept. 2, 2005: Massive human sadness in New Orleans
Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2005: "After the Storm: The Long Road Back" -- Two teams blog during a week's journey through the Gulf Coast
Feb. 17, 2006: David Gregory on the vice president's hunting accident (our most commented-on post ever)
Feb. 22, 2006: Hey postman! Watch where you deliver!
May 19, 2006: What if Congress was an English-only zone?
May 22, 2006: A long day's journey into Africa

Needless to say, we couldn't have done it without an anchorman who is willing to share his unique thoughts and observations with viewers from the most far-flung locales. So thanks, Brian. And thanks to you, the readers, who truly make this a community. If you can recall a favorite post that I missed, submit a comment below and I'll try and dig up the URL.

Brian will be celebrating the occasion with a live broadcast from New Orleans tonight on the eve of hurricane season. I expect a BlackBerry-pecked dispatch either later this morning or early afternoon.

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I appreciate MSNBC news, it's this "blog thing" I still don't understand. As a Web site developer since the day the Web was the "Web", it is not lack of technical savvy that keeps me from the blog scene. Rather, blogs are disjointed in how they deliver information. The writer of the blog is the only one who seems to know what the topic is and where it's going.

Often have I click on what I thought was an article only to find a blog mid-sentence—starting as though I missed the beginning of the conversation (which, perhaps no one has seen) and am the one left out. Granted, I haven't read any of Williams' blogs before making this statement, but it's this problem of the blog that keeps me from taking them seriously.

Brian, you are a journalist and anchorman extraordinaire! Don’t take this personally.

Mr. Williams and the team at MSNBC deserve much credit and appreciation for what I think is the closest thing to real news in this country today.

I can remember watching when i was just 10 or 11 years old, and now, almost 38, I do not watch much TV anymore (not in standard definition anyway). Being able to watch Brian at my leisure is a huge benefit, and my hat is off to the guy in the back room that suggested NBC allow viewers to have this tremendous resource.

Push on ladies and gentlemen. Remember to call your congressman/woman and stop this push by Internet backbone providers to charge video and internet application users AGAIN AND AGAIN for access to broadband internet that most of us pay too much for to begin with. If they have thier way, you will be charged to access the internet you have now, MSNBC will be charged more bandwidth charges they pay now, YOU will be charged EXTRA for video content (it's all data folks, e-mail or video stream) And web content providers will be charged EXTRA for what some telecommunications CEO didn't have the vision to start 10 years ago.

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