It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

— Tom Brokaw

The most revealing Tom Brokaw quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.

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David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.

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You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

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Tom Brokaw quote It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tou

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

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While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades.

.. the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships.

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A big part of making your own luck is just charging out of the gate every morning.

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TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract.

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there on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness.

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It will do us little good to wire the world if we short circut our souls.

There is no delete button for racism, poverty, or sectarian violence. No key stroke can ever clean the air, save a river, preserve a forest. This transformational new technology must be an extension of our hearts as well as of our mind.

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In your pursuit of your passions, always be young.

In your relationship with others, always be grown-up.

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No text message will ever replace the first kiss.

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Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case.

I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way.

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It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about.

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About Tom Brokaw

Quotes 57 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

It is not enough to wire the world if you short-circuit the soul.

Technology without heart is not enough.

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The WWII generation shares so many common values: duty, honor, country, personal responsibility and the marriage vow " For better or for worse--it was the last generation in which, broadly speaking, marriage was a commitment and divorce was not an option

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Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

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A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility

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I always think there are people looking not so much for information as for reassurance and reaffirmation of their views.

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Bias, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. Facts are your firewall against bias.

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Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.

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It doesn't do any good to wire the world if we short circuit the soul.

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Don't be afraid to do something unconventional, to take a chance, to risk something.

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Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches.

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What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous.

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Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.

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When you run in places you visit, you encounter things you'd never see otherwise.

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We were not just competitors and colleagues, we were friends.

We had a lot of opportunities to reflect on this in the last year. It was a competitive brotherhood.

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It will do us little good to wire the world if we limit our vision.

It will do us little good to wire the world if we short circuit our souls.

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Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.

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Forty years after the greatest scandal of the American presidency, Elizabeth Drew's account in Washington Journal remains fresh and riveting, instructive and evocative. Her afterword on Nixon's post-Watergate life is equally compelling.

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Sackcloth and kelp soup are not required, but the Buddhist reminder of the need to live lightly on the earth is a helpful guide to the daily habits and needs of us all.

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If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.

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One of the things that we don't want to do is to destroy the infrastructure of Iraq, because in a few days we're going to own that country.

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Ratings to me are a little like the Chinese Government.

I don't fully understand what makes a rating go. I don't know what makes the American television audience respond to one person and not t another. There very seldom are great differences between many television personalities.

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The Warmth of Other Suns is a sweeping and yet deeply personal tale of America's hidden 20th century history - the long and difficult trek of Southern blacks to the northern and western cities. This is an epic for all Americans who want to understand the making of our modern nation.

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It's not the questions that get us in trouble - it's the answers.

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I like Washington a great deal. I enjoyed living there. But then I've enjoyed living almost everywhere I've ever been. I just find that it's a different menu wherever you go.

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Saving Italy is an astonishing account of a little known American effort to save Italy’s vast store of priceless monuments and art during World War II. While American warriors were fighting the length of the country, other Americans were courageously working alongside to preserve the irreplaceable best of Italy’s culture. Read it and be proud of those who were on their own front lines of a cruel war.

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There is no delete button for bigotry.

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People do not like to have their favorite myths of idols challenged and as a rule I think that the public does not like bad news.

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I remain the luckiest guy I know.

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I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.

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It's so much easier to do it right than to do it wrong.

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I hope the World War II generation doesn't lose that quality that made them so appealing: their modesty, and the way they are always looking forward and seldom back.

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Bob Hope was an entertainment colossus, shrewd and influential well beyond show business. Richard Zoglin's biography captures it all--the public and private Hope.

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Washington tends to be full of too many traps.

I think reporters there do a lot of attending news briefings and news conferences expecting to get the real news out of those relatively sterile environments. But you've got to deal with the obscure people as well as the names.

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Life is filled with seasons and this is a different season.

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I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup.

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Votes are something that you earn.

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The meaningful role of the father of the bride was played out long before the church music began. It stretched across those years of infancy and puberty, adolescence and young adulthood. That's when she needs you at her side.

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