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Tom Brokaw Speaks at St. John’s University [VIDEO, AUDIO]

Abby Faulkner

COLLEGEVILLE – Longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw met with reporters on Tuesday afternoon at St. John’s University.  Brokaw is at St. John’s University during their Sixth Annual Eugene J. McCarthy lecture series.

He talked about journalism today, compared to when he first got into the business in the 1960′s.  He says he thinks it’s stronger today, because there are so many choices.

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Brokaw reflected on media coverage during the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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Brokaw had some advice for students, he says they need to get involved.

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He says some of the toughest stories to cover are the more complex stories.

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Brokaw spent his entire career with NBC News beginning in 1966.  He anchored the NBC Nightly News from 1982 through 2004.

In 1998 he published his first book, The Greatest Generation.  He has since written five other books.

Here are a few video highlights from today’s media conference.

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