Tom Brokaw Biography (1940-)

Full name, Thomas John Brokaw; born February 6, 1940, in Webster, SD; son ofAnthony Orville "Red" (a government worker and construction foreman) and Eugenia "Jean" (a post office clerk and in sales; maiden name, Conley) Brokaw; married Meredith Lynn Auld (a developer and proprietor of a chain of toy storesand a writer), August 17, 1962; children: Jennifer Jean (a doctor), Andrea Brooks (a music producer), Sarah Auld (a social worker).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Television journalist
Birth Details
February 6, 1940
Webster, South Dakota, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Interviewer, Survival of Spaceship Earth, 1972
  • Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South, 1988
  • Himself in archival footage, The Panama Deception (documentary), Empowerment Project, 1992
  • The Gate of Heavenly Peace, 1996
  • Commentator, On Common Ground, Columbia, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host (with others), Today (also known as NBC News Today andThe Today Show), NBC, 1976-1981
  • Anchor, NBC Nightly News (also known as NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw), NBC, 1982-?, also broadcast online on MSNBC, 1999-?
  • Dateline NBC, NBC, beginning c. 1992.
  • Movies
  • Himself, Barbarians at the Gate, HBO, 1993
  • Specials
  • Presenter and interviewer, D-Day Plus 40 Years (documentary), 1984
  • Correspondent, To Be a Teacher, 1987
  • Correspondent, Wall Street: Money Greed and Power, 1987
  • Host and moderator, The Arms, the Men, the Money, 1987
  • Interviewer, A Conversation with Mikhail S. Gorbachev, 1987
  • Correspondent, Home Street Home, 1988
  • Presenter of introduction, NBC White Paper: The Age of Kennedy--Part I, The Early Years (also known as NBC White Papers: The Kennedy Era--The Early Years), NBC, 1997
  • Himself, Breaking the News (documentary), 2001
  • Anchor of the report "To Be an American"; anchor of a number of specialstitled The Brokaw Report. Anchored coverage of political conventions and other programs.
  • Episodic
  • Anchor, First Tuesday, NBC, 1971
  • Appeared in episodes of other shows, including Larry King Live, CNN; Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC; The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS; and Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC. Appeared in chat room sessions on American Online.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Host of a brief daily feature broadcast on Westwood One. Appeared in episodes of other shows.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • The Greatest Generation, 1999
  • The Greatest Generation Speaks, Random House, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • With Others; Series
  • Dateline NBC, NBC, beginning c. 1992
  • Specials
  • The Arms, the Men, the Money, 1987
  • Wrote other teleplays.
  • Nonfiction
  • Author of introduction, The Best of Photojournalism, Volume 5: People,Places, and Events of 1979, University of Missouri Press, 1980
  • The Greatest Generation, Random House, 1998
  • The Greatest Generation Speaks, Random House, 2000
  • An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation, Random House, 2001
  • Contributor to Backpacker, Diversions, Family Weekly, Life, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, New York Daily News, New York Times, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and the Washington Post.

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