NBC News Celebrates 50 Years of Tom Brokaw

By Chris Ariens 

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NBC News marks Tom Brokaw‘s 50 years with the network with a 2-hour prime time special this Sunday called Tom Brokaw at NBC News: The First 50 Years.

“For 50 years I’ve been covering stories around the world for NBC News and this is a unique opportunity to share those experiences with friends and our audience,” said Brokaw. “It’s a little overwhelming to realize how far I’ve gone and what I’ve seen.”

The special highlights Brokaw’s news-making interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama and others, and includes all new conversations with Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks, Colin Powell and more.

Brokaw began his career with NBC News in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau, where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office. In 1973, he moved to Washington as the NBC News White House correspondent, a position he held until 1976 when he started co-hosting the Today show. In 1983, he became the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News where he remained until 2004. He continues as special contributor and was on set on election night and on inauguration day last Friday.