#VoicesofJAF – December 30th – Tom Brokaw

December 30, 2015 by Kat Krieger

“The very idea behind the Jefferson Awards is one of the most important big ideas that we need to embrace in the world today. This country was founded in part on Public service.” -Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau covering Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign. Brokaw reported on more than thirty documentaries covering some of the most important subjects in the world today, ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration and global warming. He has an impressive list of firsts – Mikhail Gorbachev; the first network report on human rights abuses in Tibet; an exclusive interview with the Dali Lama; the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin wall came down. In 1998 Brokaw published his first book, THE GREATEST GENERATION. He followed that with five other books, including BOOM! VOICES OF THE SIXTIES and, most recently, THE TIME OF OUR LIVES. Tom Brokaw continues to support and be involved with many charities and causes including HELP USA, Smile Train and Soles4Souls.

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