There were hopes that Paisley and McGuinness, who have been getting on well, would make the historic trip together and give a much needed boost to Northern Ireland in the American media as they make a compelling story line.
However, at age 82 Paisley is slow on his feet and quite recently recovered from a serious illness, so it is highly unlikely that he will make the trip.
Despite the historic nature of the deal it has been quite hard to get the American media to focus on what has happened in Northern Ireland.
Indeed, it has become a source of frustration that what was really a ground breaking event has received little or no notice over here. No doubt McGuinness and Robinson will be trying to change that when they get here, or does it just prove that good news doesn't sell?