Tom Brokaw is one of America’s most trusted and respected journalists. Brokaw served as anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. Currently, he is a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets. For decades, Brokaw reached millions of Americans in living rooms across the country to provide depth and analysis to historic moments as they unfolded, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
While NBC anchor, Brokaw produced the first one-on-one interviews with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Russian President Vladimir Putin. During his tenure, he covered the Challenger disaster, EDSA Revolution, the Loma Prieta earthquake, and Hurricane Andrew. His reporting has been recognized with the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, eleven Emmys and two Peabody awards. Brokaw has written five books, including The Greatest Generation (1998), which gave name to those who served in World War II at home and abroad. A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope (2015) is Brokaw’s account of his battle with incurable cancer, now in remission, and how his life has changed.