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Newsmaker Luncheon - Tom Brokaw, former NBC Nightly News anchor

by APC, December 12, 2007 - 12:02am

Show notes

Tom Brokaw spoke to the Atlanta Press Club at the Commerce Club on Dec. 6. He is the author of four bestsellers: The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, An Album of Memories and A Long Way from Home. A native of South Dakota, Tom Brokaw graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta (as editor of the 11:00 p.m. news for WSB-TV) 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 2004. He has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award and several Emmys.

Length: 56:26 minutes
File size: 38.75 MB

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Tags: Atlanta, Commerce Club, NBC Nightly News, The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw

GIOVANNI's picture

Happened to watch the Brokaw talk this morning of the 12/7/2007 speech.
Truly one of the best I have seen, and appreciated seeing and listening to it.
However, that guy in front of the podium was a terrible distraction for me, as he just had his head popping up and down in agreement with EVERY WORD Brokaw had to say.
Next time you do one of these, keep him in the back row.
Again, not to disparage any of the program, it was great, and Brokaw is unique in the world of journalism.

Posted on December 30, 2007 - 7:36am