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Tom Brokaw - Quotes

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You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

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

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. ---->>>

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

If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup. ---->>>

The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

I think people of my generation became journalists - you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers - because we wanted to report the big stories. ---->>>

I had this unusual mix of curiosity, the ability to write in ways people understood, and when I appeared, viewers seemed to trust me to get them through some cataclysmic changes. ---->>>

I was unknown because I came to Washington from the West. I started covering Watergate. Immodestly, I'd say I did it pretty well, in part because it was hard to go wrong. ---->>>

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way. ---->>>

What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous. ---->>>

Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style. ---->>>

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

What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place. ---->>>

Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever. ---->>>

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph. ---->>>

I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today. ---->>>

Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people. ---->>>

What we have to do is put this in a coherent form for them at the end of the day, and on the big events, give them the kind of context that they deserve. ---->>>

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

Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-06, 1940
Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, U.S.
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Occupation: Journalist
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Thomas John Brokaw (; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author, best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press (wikipedia)