The Time of Our Lives
Dec 6, 2011
Tom Brokaw, acclaimed broadcast journalist, author and former anchor for NBC Nightly News, visited the Princeton campus on December 6, and presented a public lecture titled, “The Time of Our Lives.” Brokaw, who became one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is an author and special correspondent for NBC News. Hired by NBC in 1966, he anchored the “TODAY” show and was the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” for 21 years. Appearing in more than 30 documentaries, Brokaw has reported on subjects ranging from race, AIDS, the war on terror, health care, Los Angeles gangs, Bill Gates, literacy, immigration and the evangelical movement. Brokaw’s talk was part of the Woodrow Wilson School’s “Media and Public Policy" thematic lecture series, and included a book sale and signing of his new book, “The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America; Who We Are, Where We've Been, and Where We Need to Go Now, to Recapture the American Dream” (2011, Random House).