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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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Filed Under: Cancer, Health, Tom Brokaw
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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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Tributes

VIDEO: News Leaders Pay Tribute to Tim Russert

Originally posted 06/13/2008 07:35PM

Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and Kate Couric were among the television journalists remembering Tim Russert, who died at age 58 of coronary artery disease.

"Tim was a big teddy bear of a guy, but he was also a pit bull of an interviewer," says Couric. "He always held people's feet to the fire, often using their past words with great effect to reveal flip-flops or hypocrisy. While Tim was incredibly tenacious, he always did his job with great humanity and respect."

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Brokaw Bids Goodbye in Final Broadcast | Tom Brokaw

Brokaw Bids Goodbye in Final Broadcast

Originally posted 12/02/2004 08:00AM

Even Peter Jennings tuned in: Wednesday night, Tom Brokaw delivered a personal and modest message as he signed off as NBC's Nightly News anchor.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Tori Aims for Shameless

Originally posted 04/19/2004 01:00PM

CAST: Actress Tori Spelling, 31, former resident of "Beverly Hills, 90210," has joined the cast of UPN's comedy pilot "Me, Me, Me," about two good-looking New York women who shamelessly climb the social ladder, says the Hollywood Reporter. Her costar will be Ayda Field. Last seen in the Hallmark Channel's "A Carol Christmas" and the WB's comedy "The Help," Spelling is next due to appear in the movie "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover."

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Brokaw Breaks Up the Crowd at Roast

Originally posted 10/03/2002 10:25AM

Washington types loosened their ties and poked fun at one of TV's biggest names Wednesday night at the Spina Bifida Association of America annual roast: "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw.

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