This is a celebration, and we're gonna do it Irish styleServices held for newsman Russert Jun 18, 2008
It's my sad duty to report this afternoon that my friend and colleague, Tim Russert ... collapsed and died early this afternoon while at work in the NBC news bureau in WashingtonNewsman Tim Russert dead at 58 Jun 13, 2008
Yes we are friends, but probably because we don't see each other muchEmmys pay tribute to news anchors Sep 18, 2005
The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my lifeTom Brokaw, Rand House reach book deal Feb 01, 2005
It's not the questions that get us into trouble, it's the answers. And no one person has all the answersWatercooler Stories Dec 02, 2004
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.