Thomas John Brokaw is an American television journalist and author, previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. His last broadcast as anchorman was on December 1, 2004, succeeded by Brian Williams in a carefully planned transition.
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If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
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.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
What I did was experiment with a little marijuana like a lot of other people and walked away...
It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about.
I wanted to see what was going on in the world. I sometimes think I overwished.
The Fall of the House of Zeus is a riveting American saga of ambition, cunning, greed, corruption, high life and low life in the land of Faulkner and Grisham. These are good ol' boys gone bad with flair, private jets, and lots of cash to carry. Curtis Wilkie, a child of the South and a reporter's reporter, is the perfect match for this wild ride.
Votes are something that you earn.
Life is filled with seasons and this is a different season.
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.
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.
It is not enough to wire the world if you short-circuit the soul.
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.
While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades.
.. the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships.
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.
When you run in places you visit, you encounter things you'd never see otherwise.
Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
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
It's not the questions that get us in trouble - it's the answers.
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.
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.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Don't be afraid to do something unconventional, to take a chance, to risk something.
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.
There are more facts and more truths told in the first eight minutes of The Daily Show than most political news conferences in Washington.
It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.
The favourite bumper sticker in Washington D.C. right now is one that says 'First Iraq, then France'
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.
Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches.
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.
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.
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.
Bias, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. Facts are your firewall against bias.
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.
I always think there are people looking not so much for information as for reassurance and reaffirmation of their views.
I remain the luckiest guy I know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract.
I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup.
It doesn't do any good to wire the world if we short circuit the soul.
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.
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.