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David Letterman Calls Donald Trump 'Repugnant to People ... He's Despicable'

Originally posted 06/10/2016 09:25AM

David Letterman has made plenty of political jokes in his day, but the former Late Show host is getting serious about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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David Letterman: 'I Don't Know Why They Didn't Give My Show to a Woman'

Originally posted 06/09/2016 01:15PM

More than a year after his exit from The Late Show, David Letterman says he "couldn't care less about late-night television."

The 69-year-old comedian sat down with NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw over Memorial Day weekend for a special interview airing Sunday, and he got candid about his retirement and the current late-night landscape.

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Tom Hanks to Receive France's Highest Honor for His Work Highlighting World War II

Tom Hanks to Receive France's Highest Honor for His Work Highlighting World War II

Originally posted 05/17/2016 03:00PM

Tom Hanks is set to be honored in Paris with the Legion d'Honneur, one of France's highest awards.

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Obama Slammed for Taking in a Ballgame in Cuba Following Brussels Terror Attacks

Originally posted 03/23/2016 03:05PM

President Obama is under fire for attending a baseball game in Havana, Cuba, in the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that left 34 people dead and hundreds injured – including at least nine Americans.

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Tom Brokaw Denies Feud with Brian Williams: 'We've Always Had Cordial Relationships'

Tom Brokaw Denies Feud with Brian Williams: 'We've Always Had Cordial Relationships'

Originally posted 05/12/2015 06:15PM

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw denies any bad blood with his successor on the show, Brian Williams.

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5 Surprising Things in Tom Brokaw's Memoir

5 Surprising Things in Tom Brokaw's Memoir

Originally posted 05/08/2015 07:15PM

Tom Brokaw is opening up about his battle with blood cancer in a new book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope.

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How Tom Brokaw's Family Reacted to His Cancer Diagnosis (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/06/2015 11:45AM

As Tom Brokaw admits in his upcoming memoir, A Lucky Life Interrupted, being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 74 forced him to confront his own mortality.

Brokaw also had to come to terms with the fact that his cancer wasn't happening just to him but also to the people around him.

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Tom Brokaw: 'Cancer Has Given Me a Dose of Humility'

NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw: 'Cancer Has Given Me a Dose of Humility'

Originally posted 05/01/2015 12:55PM

Despite a diagnosis of multiple myeloma – an incurable but treatable form of blood cancer – Tom Brokaw still considers himself to be "the luckiest guy in the world."

Brokaw, 73, writes in his upcoming memoir, A Lucky Life Interrupted, that he was "utterly unprepared" to face his own mortality. However, the experience granted him a certain amount of perspective, especially now that his cancer is in remission.

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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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