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Fast Facts

  • Was NBC News' White House correspondent during the Watergate scandal.
  • Conducted the first exclusive one-on-one American television interview with Mikhail Gorbachev.  
  • Was the only television correspondent broadcasting live from the scene the night the Berlin Wall came down.
  • Is the author of several books, including 1998's The Greatest Generation, about the men and women who helped build modern America.
  • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.


  • 2013, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner


  • Jennifer Jean Brokaw — Daughter
  • Andrea Simon Brokaw — Daughter
  • Sarah Brokaw — Daughter
  • Meredith Lynn Auld Brokaw — Wife


  • Attended University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States; University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, United States (BA in Political Science)


  • Birth Name: Thomas John Brokaw
  • Birth Place: Webster, South Dakota, United States
  • Profession: Reporter, Anchor, Author

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