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Tom Brokaw

Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (/ˈbroʊkɔː/; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets. Brokaw was born in Webster, South Dakota, the son of Eugenia "Jean" (born Conley, 1917-2011) , who worked in sales and as a post-office clerk, and Anthony Orville "Red" Brokaw (1912-1982). He was the eldest of their three sons and was named after his maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Conley. His father was a descendant of Huguenot immigrants Bourgon and Catherine (le Fèvre) Broucard, and his mother was Irish-American. His paternal great-grandfather, Richard P. Brokaw, founded the town of Bristol, South Dakota, and the Brokaw House, a small hotel and the first structure in Bristol. Brokaw's father was a construction foreman for the Army Corps of

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Tom Brokaw -- Diagnosed With Cancer ... But I'm Optimistic

Tom Brokaw
Diagnosed With Cancer ... But I'm Optimistic

Legendary newsman Tom Brokaw has revealed that he's been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer ... but says he's "optimistic about the future." 74-year-old Brokaw -- who's currently a… READ MORE >

Lindsay Lohan -- Hey Tom Brokaw ... Why You Gotta Be So Mean?

Lindsay Lohan
Hey Tom Brokaw ... Why Ya Gotta Be So Mean?

Tom Brokaw is a bully ... so says Lindsay Lohan ... who's telling friends the legendary journalist's harsh comments about her ruining last year's  White House Correspondent's dinner were… READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Tom Brokaw -- Lindsay Lohan RUINED White House Correspondents' Dinner

Tom Brokaw Blasts Lindsay
YOU RUINED White House Correspondents' Dinner

Lindsay Lohan DESTROYED any shred of dignity the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner had left ... and now it's nothing more than a joke ... this according to Tom Brokaw. The legendary… READ MORE >

- 542 days ago
Tom Brokaw -- Hospitalized in North Carolina

Tom Brokaw
Hospitalized in North Carolina

7:03 AM PT -- Brokaw just Tweeted about his condition ... assuring his fans he's OK. "All is well Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better… READ MORE >

- 774 days ago
Tom Brokaw Involved in Fatal Car Crash

Tom Brokaw Involved in Fatal Car Crash

TMZ has learned NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw was involved in a 3-car accident in New York today around 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Brokaw was in his car with his wife. A woman in one of the other cars… READ MORE >

- 1781 days ago
Hey Brokaw, Who'd You Rather?

Hey Brokaw
Who'd You Rather?

For a guy who's made a living asking questions, Tom Brokaw wasn't game to answer ours -- like who would he want to be stranded on a deserted island with: Heidi Klum, Penelope Cruz or Star Jones? READ MORE >

- 2138 days ago

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