Timing is everything

November 30, 2011 12:43:21 PM PST
I have a saying when I screw up something obvious: You mean the Olympics start tomorrow? Fortunately I don't say it often - but it's one of those self-deprecating phrases that say a lot in a few words.

I've been thinking of that saying today because of what must have been going through the minds of President Obama's scheduling people. He's in New York City this afternoon and tonight - just a few blocks from one of the biggest events of the year in Midtown Manhattan - the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center.

Did no one check?

It's always problematic when a President comes to New York. The city that never sleeps almost always creeps, when it comes to traffic. And when the President is in town, it's that much worse.

They come here - no matter what their party affiliation - cause this is where the money is. People here get that. But the logistical hassles can make some New Yorkers crankier than normal. And tonight, we sense many New Yorkers are cranky.

The best advice: Stay far away from Midtown.

But we won't, of course. We'll be covering the tree lighting and the President's visits, at 11. Also at 11, our Kemberly Richardson takes an up-close look at knees. Now, personally, knees are body parts I have a particular interest in. I've had several operations, and, just this morning, I got a couple injections to help lubricate my cartilage-challenged knees.

But Kemberly's story has nothing to do with what's going on inside - it's all about the outside. Especially for women, many of whom, Kemberly's found, have a hate-hate relationship with their knees.

Tonight - knee contouring - and it apparently works.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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