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).

Television journalist
Birth Details
February 6, 1940
Webster, South Dakota, United States

Famous Works

  • 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.
  • Taped Readings
  • The Greatest Generation, 1999
  • The Greatest Generation Speaks, Random House, 2000
  • 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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