Tom Brokaw Speaks Nov. 29 in the Bryan Series
The second speaker in the 2012-13 Bryan Series is one of the most well-known and trusted figures in broadcast journalism. Tom Brokaw will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at War Memorial Auditorium.
Tickets for auditorium seating are sold out, but the College will present a simulcast viewing in the Odeon Theatre in the Greensboro Coliseum. The full auditorium program will be shown. Tickets for the simulcast are available at the Coliseum Advance Box Office or online. A book signing for purchasers of simulcast tickets will follow the program.
Tom was anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 21 years until 2004, and he remains a special correspondent for the network. He has received numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, a dozen Emmys, two Peabody and two duPont awards.
He covered some of the most notable events of the 20th century, and has interviewed every American president since Lyndon Johnson. He reported from the Berlin Wall on the night it fell and was the first American journalist to interview Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev one on one.
Tom is the best-selling author of six books including The Greatest Generation. His latest book is The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America.
After Tom’s lecture there will be three remaining in the 2012-13 Bryan Series:
- Geoffrey Canada on Feb. 10
- Caroline Kennedy on March 28
- Thomas Friedman on April 16