Tom Brokaw

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Tom Brokaw was born on February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota, USA as Thomas John Brokaw. He is a writer and actor, known for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970), Dateline NBC (1992) and Toots (2006). He has been married to Meredith Lynn Auld since August 17, 1962. They have four children. See full bio »

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Known For

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Self - Special Correspondent / Self - Anchor / Self / Self - Correspondent / Self - NBC News Senior Correspondent / Self - Senior Correspondent
Dateline NBC Self - Host / Self / Self - Contributing Anchor / Self - Correspondent / Self - Correspondent (segment "Condoleezza Rice") / Self - Correspondent (segment "David Letterman") / Self - Narrator
Toots Producer


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 1992 Brokaw Reports: 58 Days (TV Special)
 1990 NBC News: Houston Homicide (TV Movie documentary)
 1987-1989 NBC White Paper (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- To Be an American (1989) ... (writer)
- To Be a Teacher (1987) ... (writer)
 1987 Men, Women, Sex & AIDS (TV Special)
 1984 NBC Reports: Iacocca - An American Profile (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 NBC Reports: Labor in the Promised Land (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 NBC Reports: To Be a Doctor (TV Movie documentary)
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Author, national best-seller "The Greatest Generation", Random House (New York City). See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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Meredith Lynn Auld  (4 children)

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I'm not a big fan of journalism schools, except those that are organized around a liberal arts education. Have an understanding of history, economics and political science - and then learn to write. See more »


His wife, Meredith Lynn Auld, is a former Miss South Dakota (1959). See more »


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