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Tom Brokaw Quotes

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph,
Tom Brokaw
#Journalism

Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades, ... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships.
Tom Brokaw
#Attendance

As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to their stories, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done,
Tom Brokaw
#Men

It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist #Journalism

Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style,
Tom Brokaw
#Style

Peter will have a place in this brotherhood forever.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist #Life

If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
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#American Journalist

TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

We all made each other better at what we do. And we had a common DNA, if you will: We were all reporters first and anchors second.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

It makes it all the more poignant because of the absence of our colleague Peter Jennings. We had hoped that he would be here tonight so we could have a reunion, a celebration.
Tom Brokaw
#Absence #Celebration

It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

There has been some research, by the way, that shows that, as people are coming up into their parenting ages, they gravitate back to the evening news.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist

What we have to do is put this in a coherent form for them at the end of the day, and on the big events, give them the kind of context that they deserve.
Tom Brokaw
#American Journalist