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Angelina Jolie brings Louis Zamperini's unbelievable true story to life in 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie brings Louis Zamperini's unbelievable true story to life in 'Unbroken'

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie says directing "Unbroken" was "the hardest thing I've ever done."
Annie Martin
Olympic preview offers first look at Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' [VIDEO]

Olympic preview offers first look at Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- See the extended preview for the WWII film directed by Angelina Jolie.
Kate Stanton

Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has cancer

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. TV newsman Tom Brokaw has cancer but is optimistic about his treatment and continues working for NBC News, the network's news division said.
Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The news veteran said Tuesday that his doctors were "optimistic" about his prognosis.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
By United Press International

Islamic 'Martin 'Luther' issues his proclamation

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two high-profile personalities recently took actions -- one outside the United States and one within -- that couldn't be any farther apart in terms of their global impact.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. Rep. Sam Gibbons dead at 92

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Sam Gibbons of Florida, a D-Day veteran who helped inspire the book "The Greatest Generation," has died. He was 92.
Tom Brokaw out of N.C. hospital

Tom Brokaw out of N.C. hospital

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Newsman Tom Brokaw has been discharged from the hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where he went after feeling light-headed Thursday morning, NBC said.
The almanac

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.
By United Press International

Romney considering dropping Brokaw ad

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney's campaign reacted coolly to NBC's demand that it pull a Florida primary campaign ad featuring newsman Tom Brokaw.
Brokaw to host AMC Memorial Day lineup

Brokaw to host AMC Memorial Day lineup

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw is to serve as host of AMC's Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend programming slate, the U.S. cable network said.
Michelle Obama tapes Oprah Winfrey episode

Michelle Obama tapes Oprah Winfrey episode

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama made a quick trip Friday to Chicago to tape an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on supporting military families, her staff said.

Tom Brokaw, wife unhurt in fatal crash

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Retired TV news anchor Tom Brokaw said he and his wife escaped injury Friday when they were involved in a fatal three-vehicle crash in New York.
Gregory named host of 'Meet the Press'

Gregory named host of 'Meet the Press'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- NBC News announced Sunday that David Gregory has been made the host of the network's "Meet the Press" program.
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NBC has confirmed on April 19, 2004 that December 1, 2004 will be Tom Brokaw last day as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" Brokaw, 64, has helmed Nightly News broadcast since 1983. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (pronounced /ˈbroʊkɔː/; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He currently serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.

Brokaw was born in Webster, South Dakota, the son of Eugenia "Jean" (née Conley), who worked in sales and as a post office clerk, and Anthony Orville "Red" Brokaw. He was the eldest of their three sons and was named after his maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Conley. His father was a descendant of Huguenot immigrants Bourgon and Cathernine (le Fevre) Broucard and his mother was Irish-American. His paternal great-grandfather, Richard P. Brokaw, founded the town of Bristol, South Dakota, and the Brokaw House, a small hotel and the first structure in Bristol.

Brokaw's father was a construction foreman for the Army Corps of Engineers. He worked at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot (BHOD) and helped construct Fort Randall Dam; his job often required the family to resettle during Brokaw's early childhood. The Brokaws lived for short periods in Bristol, Igloo (the small residential community of the BHOD), and Pickstown, before settling in Yankton, where Brokaw attended high school.

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