made his first public appearance since the scandal that caused him to get suspended from NBC's "Nightly News". He attended a fundraiser at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands to save his New Jersey alma mater, Mater Dei Catholic High School.
"This is Mater Dei. It's been a very, very important part of my life. I had four great years here. I did not know it then, but it was the last degree I'd ever earn," he said as quoted by The Two River Times. "It's a wonderful school, and it should be open for a long time, for everybody."