A grave concern
The news, at least our leading news story, comes to us tonight from the North...where the Canadians carried off a large and long-planned sweep, which we are told may avert a great catastrophe. Seventeen individuals are tonight in custody, seven nations are somehow involved, and we'll look at it all tonight.
We will also look at the politics behind the president's initiative on gay marriage today (many were talking about Newsweek's reporting today on same) and the horrible, can-it-get-any-worse violence in Iraq. We will look at contracts for debris removal in the Gulf (what some are getting away with) and AIDS at 25. Hard to believe. Also a few very interesting items of interest, as we always try to include.
About last night -- the Sopranos season is over -- perhaps we'll take on that topic when time permits. Suffice to say Chase left enough plot threads to weave a blanket, and the debate over this season continues wherever two or more fans are gathered today.
A GREAT HONOR
Earlier today, and just a few blocks from here in Midtown Manhattan, I was honored to accept the 2005 George Foster Peabody award for our coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Steve Capus, NBC News President, was by my side on stage... just as his name was the first I mentioned in accepting for the network. Armed with the very same weather briefing that was given to public officials, it was Capus who sent an army down to New Orleans to prepare to cover the storm. If others had done the same in their respective areas and on a larger scale, perhaps the human suffering we covered would not have been so vast. I accepted on behalf of all the people who work here, and all the people in the region. For now, the Peabody sits atop the digital clock that is always my focal point in the newsroom. Hardly dignified, I know. But visible... and it does class up the place. It will spend the night safely in the office, and plans are for a permanent glassed-in home as part of the public tour of NBC News.
We welcome you to another week, and hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.
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