It's quiet around here. Too quiet. The NPR editors came to the morning meeting complaining about the "gaping news maw" and how to fill it. The problem is that a lot of things might happen today:
· Congress goes on a two-week recess on Monday, so it's time to legislate or get off the pot on immigration reform. NPR's political unit warns it might fizzle out today.
· That leaves protestors gearing up for nationwide protests on Monday. They will march on the Capitol, which will be empty.
· March employment numbers will be released. The president will brag about them in a speech today.
· Dan Brown is free! A London court rules that the author did not steal ideas for The Da Vinci Code.
· And, I kid you not, we'll have stories all weekend long on the elections in Peru including a Web voter's guide. We'll have so many stories, that people in Lima will be tuning in to NPR to figure out who to vote for.
Update: Oooooh. I'm in trouble. I just got this note from Lourdes Garcia-Navarro who is covering the elections in Peru:
"I'll have you know that this is an interesting vote - they'll either get a leftie or a woman. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear you say, whatever. But did you also know they have thousands of different types of potato here too?"