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Allen Iverson -- Tom Brokaw Was Key ... In My NBA Career

15 May 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Without Tom Brokaw, Allen Iverson would Not have become the NBA superstar he turned out to be ... and A.I. knows it.   Iverson appeared on "CBS This Morning" and gave credit to the legendary newsman for helping him out ... when he was facing 15 years in prison for allegedly hitting a white woman at a bowling alley during a brawl.  It all went down in 1993 when Iverson was 18-years-old ... he was actually convicted and served 4 months in prison. »

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Tom Brokaw Says Media Is ‘Completely Wrong’ About His Feelings on Brian Williams Controversy

12 May 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Appearing on Fox News to discuss his memoir Monday, Tom Brokaw said the media has been swimming in speculation over his take on the Brian Williams controversy. “There’s been way too much speculation,” he told Sean Hannity. “I read things attributed to me or what my state of mind is — completely wrong, almost all of them. I hope that this can get worked out to the advantage of everybody, but we have got to let the process play out.” Various reports have indicated a strained relationship between Brokaw and Williams, where Williams held resentment toward Brokaw for not embracing him. »

- Jordan Chariton

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Tom Brokaw to discuss his cancer battle on NBC’s “Dateline”

7 May 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

In a special edition of NBC’s Dateline, veteran newsman Tom Brokaw will open up for the first time on primetime television about his journey battling cancer, and his new memoir, A Lucky Life, Interrupted, which will be released in the U.S. on May 12. Based on that book title, the Dateline episode, airing May 7, is called “Tom Brokaw: A Lucky Life Interrupted.” More from NBC: “From the revelation that he had multiple myeloma in 2013, a treatable but incurable blood cancer, to his doctor visits and treatments, Brokaw chronicles his difficult, and ultimately rewarding, road to remission. Brokaw also details the serious setbacks … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Brokaw's Cancer Battle

6 May 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Tom Brokaw has fought cancer and is now in remission, something he says would not have been possible without his wife, Meredith.

"I couldn't have gotten through it without her," the 75-year-old news veteran told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday's Access Hollywood Live.

The "A Lucky Life Interrupted" author explained that getting diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a cancer that affects blood cells in the bone marrow) was almost a diagnosis for his wife and three children.

Photos: I’m A Survivor! - Celebs Who Have Beaten Cancer

"I think the lesson of the book, is ...

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David Letterman Says Goodbye: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

6 May 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After spending more than three decades defining humor on late-night television, David Letterman will retire from the Late Show on May 20th. To say goodbye, Rolling Stone contributing editor Josh Eells met with the comedic legend several times for the magazine's intimate and illuminating cover story (on newsstands this Friday) and found the 68-year-old to be characteristically witty and earnest, as well as ready for what lies ahead. Some of his famous guests – Tina Fey, Michael Keaton, Tom Brokaw – chime in, sharing their accounts of cracking through his famously tough exterior, »

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Tom Brokaw Opens Up About His Cancer Battle: "It Never Occurred to Me That I Was Going to Die"

5 May 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tom Brokaw is ready to open up about his emotional battle with cancer. In a special edition of Dateline airing Thursday night, the NBC News Special Correspondent talks openly about the moment he was first diagnosed. As you can imagine, it was quite the surprise.  "I've seen a lot of seasons, change in my time. It's been a very lucky life," he admits in a special preview. "I can tell you it's a far different season than that summer two years ago." He continued, "It was time for a check-up. I had no idea my doctor was going to surprise me with a stunning development." Doctors would later reveal the official diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Myeloma is a cancer »

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David Letterman by the Numbers: First Top 10 List, Most Frequent Guests, Who Was on His First Show

30 April 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Who has appeared on David Letterman's late-night shows more than any other guest? CBS on Thursday release a list of fun facts and figures from the host's 33 years in late night, including his current show, Late Show With David Letterman, and well as his NBC series Late Night With David Letterman. It turns out that Regis Philbin has the most Late Show appearances, with a total of 136, followed by Jack Hanna (75), Tony Randall (70), Marv Albert (53) and Tom Brokaw (49). Albert, meanwhile, holds the record for most Late Night appearances with 73, followed by Richard

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- Kimberly Nordyke

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David Letterman: 33 Years in Latenight by the Numbers

30 April 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The numbers have been crunched on David Letterman’s 33-year run in latenight. As of his final night on May 20, Letterman will have presided over 6,028 broadcasts in latenight, counting his 1982-93 run at NBC in addition to his CBS tenure.

Here’s the rundown released today by CBS:

Late Night With David Letterman” had 1,810 broadcasts and ran for 595 weeks. “The Late Show With David Letterman” has had 4,214 broadcasts, as well as four primetime specials, and has run for 1,135 weeks.

The first face to appear on both “Late Night” and the “Late Show” was that of Calvert DeForest (or, as he was known on “Late Night,” “Larry ‘Bud’ Melman”).

Bill Murray was the first guest on the premiere broadcasts of both “Late Night” on Feb. 1, 1982, and “The Late Show” on CBS on August 30, 1993. As of May 20, 2015, he will have appeared on Letterman’s latenight talk shows 44 times: 12 appearances on “Late Night”; 32 on the “Late Show. »

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NBC News Chairman Andy Lack Not Convinced Brian Williams Can Return

27 April 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When Andy Lack was named chairman of NBC News in March, many assumed he would immediately get to work reinstating exiled Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. During his first stint at NBC News, Lack oversaw the transition from Tom Brokaw to Williams and has maintained a friendship with the suspended anchor. But sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Lack has not made a decision about the Williams' fate. "He's going to be a surprisingly tough hurdle for Brian to clear," says one person familiar with Lack's thinking. "He's not going to bring him back unless, one, the facts allow;

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- Marisa Guthrie

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5 Things We Learned From 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner

26 April 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner is one of the Washington's most bizarre traditions. The event, which has been running just over a century, is nominally supposed to celebrate excellence in reporting on the White House — the use of journalism as a way of speaking truth to power. In recent years, it has been increasingly criticized for becoming a long, self-congratulatory celebration of how awesome everyone in attendance is, complete with an inexplicable red carpet that Tom Brokaw claimed was less dignified than a junior prom — a fitting comparison given »

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Brian Williams’ Return Was ‘Strongly Opposed’ by NBC News’ D.C. Bureau

23 April 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Brian Williams was first suspended in February, NBC News’ D.C. bureau journalists expressed strong opposition to his return. According to The Washington Post, staffers in D.C. held a contentious meeting with network president Deborah Turness, wherein they told her Williams’ exaggerations of his Iraq reporting had harmed the credibility of NBC News, disqualifying him from returning to the anchor chair. Turness reportedly met with journalists in New York and Washington to answer questions and take the temperature of staffers. Also Read: Tom Brokaw Breaks Silence on Brian Williams: 'Really, Really Serious Case' The Post reports the »

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Tom Brokaw Breaks Silence on Brian Williams: ‘Really, Really Serious Case’

14 April 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tom Brokaw broke his silence Monday about his “Nightly News” successor Brian Williams, who is in month three of a six-month suspension. The Williams ordeal is a “really, really, serious case,” Brokaw said at a University of Chicago Institute of Politics event. “There’s a process underway,” he said. “And the important thing is that the process is very carefully constructed, and we owe it to everybody — including Brian and his family and certainly the people who work at NBC News who risk their lives everyday, and to the integrity of what NBC News has stood for all these years — to let the. »

- Jordan Chariton

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Chris Hansen Launching Kickstarter to Revive ‘To Catch a Predator’ (Video)

14 April 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You might want to have a seat for this news: Chris Hansen is attempting to revive “To Catch a Predator” via a Kickstarter campaign. The crowd-funding launch for “Hansen vs. Predator” kicks off Wednesday at noon Et, according to his preview website, which includes a short video. Hansen is known for “To Catch a Predator” and the longer-running segment on “Dateline NBC.” In 2008, there was also a “Dateline NBC Catching a Predator.” Also Read: Discovery Announces Chris Hansen, Tom Brokaw Shows Hansen’s fundraising goal will be about $400,000 according to the Los Angeles Times. Incentives will include T-shirts, coffee mugs and even. »

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25 Years Ago I Wrote: "Hollywood's Female Stars An Endangered Species"

10 April 2015 5:38 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This article was originally published by the La Weekly and distributed by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate in May 1990. I found it while I was looking for references to Marvin Antonowsky, who was an innovative studio executive who brought TV marketing techniques to the Universal and Sony/Columbia in the 80s and 90s. He taught me a lot over the years. He died April 7 at age 86. Read: Rip Pioneering Marketing Exec Marvin Antonowsky What's interesting about the piece below is that today there are more powerful women stars, because now they are able to carry action movies, from Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock to Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence and Avenger Scarlett Johansson. "I don`t fit into a high-concept idea," Sally Field recently told NBC's Tom Brokaw, complaining, as many other actresses have, about the dearth of decent starring roles for women in the movies. And in a business dominated by the bottom line, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Two Narratives of Andrew Lack, NBC News' New Chief

4 March 2015 12:26 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Andrew Lack has been named chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. The announcement came via a staff memo sent out on Friday morning from NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Lack will replace Pat Fili-Krushel, who will move into a corporate role on Burke's executive team. Throughout the negotiations, Lack has had important advocates inside NBC News, where he was president from 1993-2001, and has maintained friendships with the network's top talent including Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer, say sources. Lack also has a close relationship with exiled Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. And many at NBC News expect Lack

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- Marisa Guthrie

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Andrew Lack Steps Down From Government Agency, Signaling NBC News Return

4 March 2015 11:02 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Andrew Lack on Wednesday announced that he will step down as director and CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the government agency he has headed only since January. His resignation signals a return to NBC News, where, sources say, an announcement that he'll take the top job occupied by Pat Fili-Krushel is expected imminently. Throughout the negotiations, Lack has important advocates inside NBCUniversal including Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw, who has been advising NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke through the Brian Williams crisis. Lack has maintained close relationships with many of NBC's top stars including the embattled Williams. And

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- Marisa Guthrie

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Tom Brokaw Writing Memoir About Battle With Cancer

2 March 2015 11:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer. The veteran NBC News anchor has a memoir coming out May 12, Random House announced Monday. The book is called A Lucky Life Interrupted and will draw upon a journal that Brokaw began keeping in 2013 after learning he had multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. Read More Tom Brokaw Says His "Cancer Is in Remission" Brokaw, 75, said in a statement issued through Random House that he hoped his book would "help others dealing with this unwelcome condition." His books include the best-

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The 30 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Celebrity Impressions

13 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has dedicated itself to making celebrities look as ridiculous as possible—and we’re better people for it. From controversial politicians (Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin was a cultural phenomenon that took on a life of its own) to kooky journalists (“Baba Wawa,” anyone?) SNL has supplied its fair share of eerily accurate impersonations throughout the years. Sometimes we wonder if we’d be more informed if Dana Carvey actually did NBC Nightly News instead of Tom Brokaw. Just a thought.

Here, we’ve selected 30 celebrity impressions that represent the best of the best. A few cast members make multiple appearances—how could we pick just one Kristen Wiig impression?—and some of these characters even met their real-life counterparts at one point. (Watch President Bill Clinton meet Bill Clinton below.)

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NBC News Suspends Brian Williams for 6 Months, Continues Investigation Into His 'Inappropriate' Iraq War Report

10 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Brian Williams has been suspended from his post as NBC Nightly News chief anchor and managing editor for six months, without pay.

The decision comes in the wake of recent controversy regarding Williams’ coverage of the Iraq War.

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“We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months,” NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a statement. “The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt »

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What's Next for NBC Newsman Brian Williams?

6 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Following his admission of false reporting, some viewers are calling for NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams to be taken off the air. Now, there is an investigation underway that could uncover more cases.

News: Brian Williams Apologizes for False Report

"NBC is conducting an internal investigation that is being led by their investigative unit, so they really are treating this as a news story," Politico's Hadas Gold told Et.

As Williams' credibility is questioned, he's taking more heat Friday for his reporting on Hurricane Katrina.

"I accidentally ingested some of the flood water," Williams told Tom Brokaw about his experience. "I became very sick with dysentery."

New Orleans' former city health director, Dr. Brobson Lutz, reportedly told The New Orleans Advocate, "I don't recall a single, solitary case of gastroenteritis during Katrina."

This comes after Williams apologized for falsely claiming that he was under fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

"I made a mistake in recalling »

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