As most of our readers probably know, Sunday was July 4, and many offices around the country were closed yesterday due to the Holiday. One of those offices was NBC Universal, but someone forgot to tell “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, who showed up for work anyway.
Williams, writing on the Daily Nightly blog, describes the scene when he arrived for work yesterday morning:
[I]t was as if someone made an announcement that the last person left in New York City would have cooties. You can roll a bowling ball down 6th Avenue outside our building and watch it fall off the other end of the island into the Hudson River. There’s no one here. The company bought us cheeseburgers today (baked beans, apple pie, nice) because there are so few places to get take-out.
Seems that Williams thought that because Independence Day fell on a Sunday this year, it would be back to the grind on Monday for most workers.
As The Huffington Post notes, Williams opened the broadcast with a subtle reference to his decision to come into work: “Millions of Americans are enjoying a little extra Fourth of July vacation time on this fifth of July…”
Don’t worry about it Brian, it happens to the best of us.