Tom Brokaw Quotes

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Tom Brokaw Quotes

Dont overstate Fox News. Its still much smaller than the least of the network niches.
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Tom Brokaw Quotes: A common lament of the world war ii
A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility

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One of the things that we don't want to do is to destroy the infrastructure of Iraq, because in a few days we're going to own that country.

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Given a long enough life, cancer will eventually kill you-unless you die first of something else.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: What was that world war i saying trust
What was that World War I saying, "Trust the Lord and pass the ammo"? For me, trust the doctors and the Lord and pass the Velcade, Revlimid, dexamethasone.

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ON THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF D-Day, I was broadcasting from the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, one of the bloodiest battlefields in American history. The cemetery is at once haunting and beautiful, with 9,386 white marble headstones in long, even lines across the manicured fields of dark green, each headstone marking the death of a brave young American. The anniversary was a somber and celebratory

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: You are not expected to know but you are
You are not expected to know, but you are expected to wish to know.

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I've adopted the guideline of Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, who says I wanna know where I'll be when I die - so I never go there.

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It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.

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TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract.

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Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage.

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In Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of anchoring the news right before Johnny Carson came on, so to see him, the Hollywood stars watched me first.

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It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about.

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During World War II, law-abiding Japanese-American citizens were herded into remote internment camps, losing their jobs, businesses and social standing, while an all-Japanese-American division fought heroically in Europe.

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The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: The doctor didnt want me to play golf
The doctor didn't want me to play golf anymore and was worried about me fly-fishing. Golf is something I enjoy, but fly-fishing is a different thing: That's religion. Hunting is religion for me. I didn't want to give those up.

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Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.

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Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches.

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While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades ... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships.

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Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now.

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1920 was an auspicious year for a young person to enter the world as an American citizen.

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Barack Obama's name will be the one on the peace prize, but his speech and his manner could become a gift for generations to come.

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I don't like to play the macho card, but I grew up in a working-class family and a working-class culture.

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I played high school basketball at six feet, then I went to 5-11 in my 50's, and then, bang, I went down to 5-9.

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I've seen a lot of seasons, change in my time. It's been a very lucky life.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: In gerald ford the man he was in public
In Gerald Ford, the man he was in public, he was also that man in private.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: One of the advantages of being a
One of the advantages of being a national journalist of some recognition is that you come across high-profile people, and many become your friends.

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The conceit of an anchorman is we never think we're going to die, I suppose.

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We don't play the celebrity business in our family.

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As young parents of three girls, living in California during the late Sixties and early Seventies, Meredith and I couldn't help but be aware of the rising level of dialogue, debate, commentary, and proclamations about the place of women in society and about how to raise females in light of this raised consciousness.

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Because I lived in construction towns, we had a lot of workers who came from the South. They were all white, and, sorry to say, a number of them were pretty redneck.

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I was a young man working in Omaha, Nebraska, in the mid-1960s when I received a call, and I was summoned to Atlanta to work at WSB. It was, for me, the beginning of a real education about the South.

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I was on the board of the Mayo Clinic. I was diagnosed there, and I could pick up the phone and get a hold of whoever I wanted to. What I learned is that you really have to get proactive and manage your case.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: Ive interviewed presidents and royalty
I've interviewed presidents and royalty, rock stars and movie stars, famous generals and captains of industry; I've had front row seats at Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympic Games; my books have been on best-seller lists, and my marriage is a long-running success.

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John F. Kennedy, the man I had thought would define the political ideal for the rest of my days, was suddenly gone in the senseless violence of a single moment.

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My mentor in the transition from the old Gabriel Heatter and John Cameron Swayze way of doing things was David Brinkley. He brought an entirely different style to what we were doing.

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My mother, who graduated from high school at sixteen, had no hope of affording college, so she went to work in the local post office for a dollar a day. She was doing better than her father, who earned ten cents an hour working at a nearby grain elevator.

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Oklahoma residents are known for not backing down from a fight in the political arena, on the gridiron, NBA courts or rodeo arenas, but in their reaction to the bombing, they knew intuitively they would not find restoration in rage.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: Our friend timothy j russert was a man
Our friend, Timothy J. Russert, was a man who awoke every morning as if he had just won the lottery the day before. He was determined to take full advantage of his good fortune that he couldn't quite believe and share it with everyone around him.

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Sometime in the early Seventies, gender-free toys were briefly a popular idea. So at Christmas on the California beach in 1972, we downplayed the dolls with frilly dresses and loaded up Santa's sack with toy trucks and earth movers for our three daughters.

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When you walk into a doctor's office, you've got to have the same attitude you would about anything else. You've got to ask tough questions, and you've got to not be afraid to challenge their credentials.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: It is not enough to wire the world if
It is not enough to wire the world if you short-circuit the soul. Technology without heart is not enough.

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Forty years after the greatest scandal of the American presidency, Elizabeth Drew's account in Washington Journal remains fresh and riveting, instructive and evocative. Her afterword on Nixon's post-Watergate life is equally compelling.

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Continuous coverage of the war in the Persian Gulf will resume in a moment.

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It doesn't do any good to wire the world if we short circuit the soul.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: I remain the luckiest guy i know
I remain the luckiest guy I know.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: We were not just competitors and
We were not just competitors and colleagues, we were friends. We had a lot of opportunities to reflect on this in the last year. It was a competitive brotherhood.

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I always think there are people looking not so much for information as for reassurance and reaffirmation of their views.

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Tom Brokaw Quotes: Ratings to me are a little like the
Ratings to me are a little like the Chinese Government. I don't fully understand what makes a rating go. I don't know what makes the American television audience respond to one person and not t another. There very seldom are great differences between many television personalities.

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