Rather and Brokaw received the longest and loudest ovation of the night when they took the stage to pay tribute to Jennings, who died of lung cancer Aug. 7 at 67.
Although the three were network ratings competitors, "we were bound together by a shared devotion to be reporters first," Brokaw said.
Brokaw then quoted Jennings, who once said: "Yes we are friends, but probably because we don't see each other much."
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