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Tom Brokaw: How I Found Out I Had Cancer

Tom Brokaw: How I Found Out I Had Cancer

Originally posted 04/16/2015 10:30AM

With his cancer in remission, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw is opening up about his struggle to face his own mortality.

Brokaw, 73, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – an incurable but treatable form of blood cancer – in August of 2013. At a gala on Tuesday for Literacy Partners, a nonprofit organization which teaches adult New Yorkers how to read, the former Nightly News host read an excerpt from his upcoming book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, which detailed how he received the news – and how he told his wife of over 50 years.

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Brian Williams Facing Backlash over Comments Made About Iraq War Despite Apology

Brian Williams Facing Backlash over Comments Made About Iraq War Despite Apology

Originally posted 02/06/2015 12:40PM

After making false claims about his time spent in Iraq in 2003, NBC News anchor Brian Williams has apologized, but the furor over his comments has yet to settle.

While some reports have claimed that fellow NBC anchor Tom Brokaw wants Williams fired, he has denied the claim. "I have neither demanded nor suggested Brian be fired," Brokaw said in a statement to The Huffington Post. "His future is up to Brian and NBC News executives."

Still, Williams, 55, is not safe from controversy.

The two pilots from Williams's helicopter, Christopher Simeone and Allan Kelly, told The New York Times that their chopper was safe from fire. "When he was on the air on the Letterman show, I was going crazy," said Simeone to the NYT in reference to Williams's 2013 appearance on the program in which he claimed he had indeed been on a helicopter that got shot down, and that an injured crew member had received a medal.

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Tom Brokaw: 'My Cancer Is in Remission'

Tom Brokaw: 'My Cancer Is in Remission'

Originally posted 12/21/2014 12:35PM

In February, Tom Brokaw revealed that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August of 2013 and was undergoing treatment.

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Angelina Jolie on Marriage to Brad Pitt: 'I'm Gonna Get This Wife Thing Down' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 11/25/2014 12:45PM

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The notoriously private Angelina Jolie is finally opening up about her marriage to Brad Pitt.

In an interview with Tom Brokaw on Tuesday's Today show, Jolie revealed that her relationship with Pitt has changed since they said "I do."

Though they had already been together for nearly a decade prior to tying the knot on Aug. 23, she admitted that "recommitting after 10 years of being together" provided an added level of "security and comfort."

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Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Originally posted 11/11/2014 10:00AM

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday.

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This Just In: Newscasters Interview Their Younger Selves

Originally posted 05/15/2014 05:40PM

After 50 continuous years on TV screens, Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to broadcast news and The View. The 84-year-old announced her plans to retire from both her hosting and ABC News anchor posts in 2013. Friday afternoon's episode of The View – the daytime talk show she started – will be Walters's final sign off.

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Amy Robach on Cancer Fight: 'I'm in the Thick of It'

Amy Robach on Cancer Fight: 'I'm in the Thick of It'

Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:55PM

After being diagnosed with breast cancer last fall – a devastating surprise, which came as the result of an on-air mammogram – ABC news correspondent Amy Robach has been juggling work, family, appearances and her grueling treatments.

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How Tom Brokaw Broke Cancer News to Friends | Tom Brokaw

Jane Pauley Shares How Tom Brokaw Broke Cancer News

Originally posted 02/19/2014 06:30AM

Long before last Tuesday's announcement that he is battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that affects the marrow, esteemed NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw broke the distressing news to friends in a rather upbeat way.

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Tom Brokaw Diagnosed with Cancer | Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma

Originally posted 02/11/2014 07:45PM

NBC newsman Tom Brokaw reveals he's been diagnosed with cancer. Doctors are optimistic about his treatment and Brokaw says, "I remain the luckiest guy I know."

Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, NBC says.

"With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come," Brokaw says in a statement released by NBC.

He continues: "I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter."

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Tom Brokaw Welcomes First Grandson | Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw Welcomes First Grandson

Originally posted 02/13/2013 11:45AM

This just in!

Tom Brokaw welcomed a grandson on Monday, a spokesperson for NBC confirms to PEOPLE.

The NBC News Special Correspondent's daughter, Sarah Brokaw – a licensed therapist specializing in relational dynamics and a New York Times best selling author – gave birth to Archer Thomas Merritt Brokaw.

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