TODAY   |  April 18, 2013

Obama, first lady to attend Boston interfaith service

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to arrive in Boston later this morning to participate in an interfaith service dedicated to those affected by Monday’s terror attack at the Boston Marathon. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> back now at 7:45 on a very busy morning here. president obama and the first lady arrive in boston this morning to take part in an interfaith prayer. nbc's lester holt is there. good morning to you.

>> savannah, good morning. behind me, the cathedral of the holy cross seats about 2,000 people. half of the seating has been reserved for first responders, physicians, families of victims, politicians, and, of course, the president and first lady will be arriving here this morning. the president will speak. we also would expect him to meet with some family members although details have not been worked