Knowledge Identifier: +Tom_Brokaw
Born in 1940.
Countries: United States (74%), (7%), Iraq (4%)
Linked to: NBC News, International Rescue Committee, University of Iowa, American Broadcasting Company
United States Naval Institute - Contributors have included historians David McCullough and James M. McPherson; former sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen such as Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; newsman Walter Cronkite, who covered the Invasion of Normandy in 1944 for United Press; and NBC television anchor Tom Brokaw
Since 1962, he has been married to Meredith Lynn Auld, who is an author and former Miss South Dakota
Garrick Utley - Utley served as weekend anchor during much of the 1970s, and frequently substituted for John Chancellor during that decade and for Tom Brokaw in the 1980s on "NBC Nightly News"
Jim Hartz - " His run turned out to be relatively brief; future "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw would take over from him in 1976, when Walters left for ABC
Good Morning America - On August 30, 1976, Tom Brokaw began anchoring "Today" while the program began a search for a female co-host
Jess Marlow - At one point, Jess anchored the 5 pm news with Tom Snyder at 6 PM and Tom Brokaw at 11 PM. In 1980, Jess moved to KCBS and moved back to KNBC in 1986
Peter Jennings - The announcement signaled a generational shift in the evening news broadcasts, and the beginning of what the media would deem the "Big Three" era of Jennings, Dan Rather of CBS, and Tom Brokaw of NBC. Rather had already been elevated to anchor in 1981 after the retirement of Walter Cronkite, and Brokaw of "NBC Nightly News" was set to become sole anchor the same day as Jennings
Gino J. Merli - He traveled to the Normandy beaches in 1984 in the company of Tom Brokaw and was a source of inspiration for Brokaw's book "The Greatest Generation"
Brokaw and his wife spend considerable time at their ranch on the West Boulder River near Livingston, Montana, that they bought in 1989
Robert Eugene Bush - Bush was featured in Tom Brokaw's 1998 book "The Greatest Generation"
Bill Mauldin - On September 19, 2001, Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley presented Mauldin with a personal letter from Army Chief of Staff General Eric K. Shinseki, a hardbound book with notes from other senior Army leaders and several celebrities to include Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw and Tom Hanks
In 2002, NBC announced that Brokaw would retire as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" following the 2004 Presidential election, to be succeeded by Brian Williams
John Thune - South Dakota native Tom Brokaw commented that Thune "ran a very strong campaign" to win the 2004 race
Judith Miller (journalist) - On September 17, 2005, the "Washington Post" reported that Miller had received a "parade of prominent government and media officials" during her first 11 weeks in prison, including visits by former U.S. Republican Senator Bob Dole, NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, and John R. Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Meet the Press - Following Russert's death, Tom Brokaw was named the interim moderator through the 2008 general elections
NBC News - After the sudden death of the influential moderator Tim Russert of " Meet the Press" in June 2008, Tom Brokaw took over as an interim host; and on December 14, 2008, David Gregory became the new moderator of the show until August 14, 2014, when & NBC announced that NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd would take over as the 12th moderator of Meet the Press starting September 7, 2014
Nancy Pelosi - In February 2009, Pelosi met with her bishop, Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco, and with Pope Benedict XVI as a result of comments made by Pelosi to Tom Brokaw on Meet the Press that many observers felt inaccurately portrayed Church teaching on the subject of abortion and the beginning of life.
On September 6, 2012, Brokaw was hospitalized after appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
Michelle Nunn - It contained forewords from George H.W. Bush and Tom Brokaw and was republished in 2012
Premiere Networks - All have been dropped; as of November 2013, only one standalone featurette is on the network, Tom Brokaw's "An American Story"
Brokaw would remain with NBC News in a part-time capacity through 2014, serving as an analyst and anchoring and producing documentary programs
Kept a closely guarded secret for many years, in 2017 Brokaw wrote of having been offered -- and having promptly turned down -- a 1969 offer from the Nixon White House to be press secretary to the President