38 Facts About Tom Brokaw

1. Tom Brokaw made an emotional statement in which he denied making overtures toward Vester.

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2. Tom Brokaw was born in 1940, in Webster, South Dakota.

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3. Tom Brokaw has lavishly praised his wife in news media interviews.

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4. Tom Brokaw hosted the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain on October 7, 2008, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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5. Tom Brokaw has kept busy during his retirement, hosting History Channel documentaries, delivering speeches and eulogies, and serving on the board of directors for several organizations, among other roles.

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6. Tom Brokaw postponed his retirement in order to cover the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States.

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7. Tom Brokaw has an estimated net worth of $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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8. Tom Brokaw was born on February 6, 1940, in Webster, South Dakota.

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9. Tom Brokaw began by saying that Americans "on the Republican side" view Hispanic immigrants as people "who will come here and all be Democrats.

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10. Tom Brokaw was wrong to say Hispanics resist assimilation, but I believe him when he says some Republicans have told him they were concerned about immigrants voting mostly Democratic when they become citizens.

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11. Tom Brokaw made the case that the mere presence of Latinos has scared conservatives into supporting the push for a border wall.

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12. Tom Brokaw has continued to work for NBC throughout his treatments.

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13. In January 2019, Tom Brokaw received criticism for comments made during an appearance on Meet the Press, saying he believed Hispanics should work harder at assimilation.

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14. In 2011 Tom Brokaw began hosting The Boys in the Hall, a baseball documentary series for Fox Sports Net.

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15. Tom Brokaw provides the voiceover for a University of Iowa advertisement that airs on television during Iowa Hawkeyes athletic events.

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16. Tom Brokaw was succeeded by David Gregory in December 2008.

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17. Tom Brokaw reported documentaries for the Discovery Channel and the History Channel and in 2006 delivered one of the eulogies during the state funeral of former President Gerald R Ford.

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18. Tom Brokaw served as an NBC analyst during the 2008 presidential election campaign and moderated the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain at Belmont University.

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19. Tom Brokaw kept a closely guarded secret for many years, in 2017 Brokaw wrote of having been offered—and having promptly turned down—the press secretary position in the Nixon White House in 1969.

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20. Tom Brokaw received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

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21. Tom Brokaw matriculated at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, but dropped out after a year as he apparently failed to keep up in his studies, in his words majoring in "beer and co-eds".

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22. Tom Brokaw worked at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot and helped construct Fort Randall Dam; his job often required the family to resettle throughout South Dakota during Brokaw's early childhood.

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23. Tom Brokaw was the eldest of their three sons and named for his maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Conley.

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24. Tom Brokaw is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

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25. Tom Brokaw now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.

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26. Tom Brokaw came in a distant third With all 566 districts reporting on the 23rd Congressional District race, Tom Reed won another term with 122,881 votes to Tracy Mitrano's 100,495.

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27. Tom Brokaw was once called "The Kid", the youngest of the major TV network evening news anchors.

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28. Tom Brokaw warns that this move could put Dems on the 'road to disaster' [video].

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29. On December 21, 2014, Tom Brokaw announced that his cancer is in full remission.

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30. In December 2012, Tom Brokaw starred in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's annual Christmas concert, with live audiences of 84,000 and a nationally televised broadcast titled Home for the Holidays.

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31. On May 29, 2011, Tom Brokaw began hosting The Boys in the Hall, a baseball documentary series for Fox Sports Net.

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32. Along with Jennings and Rather, Tom Brokaw helped usher in the era of the TV news anchor as a lavishly compensated, globe-trotting star in the 1980s.

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33. Tom Brokaw closed his final Nightly News broadcast in front of 15.7 million viewers on NBC on December 1, 2004, by saying:.

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34. Tom Brokaw would remain with NBC News in a part-time capacity from that point onwards, serving as an analyst and anchoring and producing documentary programs.

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35. Tom Brokaw was not harmed, but two NBC News employees were infected.

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36. Tom Brokaw attended a televised press conference organized in East Berlin by Gunter Schabowski, press spokesman for East German Politburo, which had just decided to allow East Berliners to cross to the West without prior approval.

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37. Tom Brokaw scored a major coup when, on November 9, 1989, he was the first English-language broadcast journalist to report opening of the Berlin Wall.

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38. Tom Brokaw has written several books on American history and society in the 20th century.

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