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Tonight: Tom Brokaw Wednesday, November 2,2011
Tom Brokaw was the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" from 1982 to 2004, and remains a special correspondent for NBC News. A native of South Dakota, Brokaw dropped out of the University of Iowa before earning a political science degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. His first television job was at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa. From there he moved to Atlanta to report on the civil rights movement in 196, then joined NBC News in 1966 and anchored the late-night news for a Los Angeles affiliate station. Brokaw was transferred to Washington in 1973 as NBC's White House correspondent, going on to host the "Today Show" from 1976 to 1982. After that he landed behind the NBC "Nightly News" desk as anchor, where he held the first one-on-one American television interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev and...