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Tom Brokaw

Biography

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw is the author of six bestsellers: THE GREATEST GENERATION, THE GREATEST GENERATION SPEAKS, AN ALBUM OF MEMORIES, BOOM!, THE TIME OF OUR LIVES and A LONG WAY FROM HOME. A native of South Dakota, he graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored "Today" on NBC. He was the sole anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" from 1983 to 2005. He continues to report for NBC News, producing long-form documentaries and providing expertise during breaking news events. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, three Peabody Awards, and several Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement. In 2014, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in New York and Montana.

Tom Brokaw

Books by Tom Brokaw

by Tom Brokaw - Memoir, Nonfiction

Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his 22 years as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News” and as bestselling author. But in the summer of 2013, he received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks and struggles --- times of denial, acceptance, turning points and courage.

by Tom Brokaw - Essays, History, Nonfiction

Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the bestsellers THE GREATEST GENERATION and BOOM!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America’s greatness.