Tom Brokaw

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Tom Brokaw: author, special correspondent NBC News

Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is an author and special correspondent for NBC News. Hired in 1966, he anchored the “Today” show and was the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” for 21 years. Brokaw has reported in more than 30 documentaries on subjects ranging from race, AIDS, the war on terror, health care, Los Angeles gangs, Bill Gates, literacy, immigration and the evangelical movement. In addition, he collaborated with NBC’s Peacock Productions for Discovery’s Emmy-winning documentary “Global Warming: What You Need to Know with Tom Brokaw,” and History Channel’s two-hour documentaries, “1968 with Tom Brokaw” and “KING.”

He has received numerous honors and has an impressive series of “firsts,” including an exclusive U.S. one-on-one interview with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, he was the first and only anchor to report from the scene the night the Berlin Wall fell, and he was the first American anchor to travel to Tibet to report on human-rights abuses and to conduct an interview with the Dalai Lama. He also became a best selling author with the publication of “The Greatest Generation” and later wrote “The Greatest Generation Speaks,” “An Album of Memories,” “A Long Way from Home” and “BOOM! Voices of the Sixties.”