The Capitol insurrection is but one example of a story that might not have seemed as much a surprise if more journalists were attuned to communities outside of the power centers, veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw says. Television news is “much, much too wedded to the East Coast and West Coast only” and needs to expand its presence across the country.
Tom Brokaw, 80, author of The Greatest Generation, was NBC’s lead anchor at Nightly News and for big events for more than 20 years before giving way to Brian Williams in 2004. He was a White House correspondent during Richard Nixon’s presidency, and began co-hosting Today in 1976. He started hosting Nightly News in 1983.
NBC Nightly News on Monday tackled Tom Brokaw’s controversial comments about Hispanics made on the network’s Sunday Beltway show Meet the Press. NBC Nightly News’s coverage didn’t tell us anything we did not already know, except it included a statement from NBC News, read by reporter Stephanie Gosk: “Tom’s comments were inaccurate and inappropriate and we’re glad he apologized.”
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.” The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the […]
Legendary NBC broadcaster Tom Brokaw blasted President Trump’s criticism of the news media on Thursday, firing back after Trump questioned at a rally earlier this week whether members of the press liked the country.
NBC newsman Tom Brokaw, longtime anchor at NBC’s Nightly News before stepping down in 2004, accepted an award from Syracuse University on Tuesday. Brokaw says the amount of false stories in the news ecosystem doesn’t get enough attention. He challenged fellow journalists to write more about the scourge of “fake news.”
NBC News marks Tom Brokaw‘s 50 years with the network with a two-hour primetime special this Sunday called Tom Brokaw at NBC News: The First 50 Years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer. The former NBC anchor has a memoir coming out May 12, Random House announced Monday. The book is called “A Lucky Life Interrupted,” and will draw upon a journal that Brokaw began keeping in 2013 after learning he had multiple […]
Veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. Sharing with colleagues what he called “very encouraging news,” Brokaw’s internal memo noted that a year ago his future was “more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge.”
President Barack Obama celebrated 18 Americans “who devoted their lives to their fellow citizens” by presenting them with the nation’s highest civilian honor on Monday. The recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom included longtime NBC journalist Tom Brokaw, actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder, Ethel Kennedy, and retiring Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress.
President Barack Obama named 19 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Monday. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw, Meryl Streep and Stevie Wonder were among those named to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor. The White House awards ceremony is Nov. 24.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw will take NBC Sports Network viewers with him on a trip to his native South Dakota for pheasant hunting season, a special that could become the template for a regular series. The veteran NBC anchor hosts “Opening Day,” airing at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 19, after a […]
The Mayo Clinic discovered last summer that Brokaw has multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, NBC News said. His doctors are optimistic about his treatment and encouraged by his progress since the August diagnosis, the network division said. “With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come,” Brokaw said.
Tom Brokaw is in good shape following a bit of a disconcerting morning for the veteran anchor. In Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention, the 72-year-old newsman was due to appear on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when he felt light-headed and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. “After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged,” said NBC News President Steve Capus.