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Television journalist Tom Brokaw was the anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 until 2004.
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After September 11, 2001, Brokaw postponed his retirement to cover the terrorist attacks. He retired from NBC Nightly News in 2004 and was replaced by Brian Williams.
In addition to his historic reign in the anchor seat, Tom Brokaw has produced many specials for NBC including 2001's "The Greatest Generation Speaks" based on his bestselling book, The Greatest Generation. He has consistently kept busy throughout his retirement; Hosting History Channel documentaries,
delivering speeches and eulogys and serving on the board of directors for several organizations. He returned to the NBC anchor desk on June 13, 2008 in order to announce the unfortunate death of his friend and colleague Tim Russert. Brokaw would act as interim host for Russert's successful Sunday Morning series "Meet the Press," until a suitable replacement could be found. He also hosted the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain on October 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brokaw lives on a ranch in Montana with his wife Merideth. The two have been married since 1962 and have three daughters.
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