6th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture: "Conscience and Courage in Public Life"


Tom Brokaw

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A journalistic icon whose trusted insights change the way we think about the world, Tom Brokaw has traveled the globe to cover elections, summits, political turmoil, war, the climate crisis and major news stories of every description. Even after stepping aside from two decades at the helm of NBC Nightly News, Tom Brokaw is now more engaged than ever in finding stories that show the strength, perseverance and courage of people not only here at home but around the globe. From the turmoil of the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin Wall to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan and the hallowed ground of Normandy where he interviewed President Obama during the anniversary commemoration of D-Day, Brokaw has the journalistic acumen and global experience to help us make sense of the complex stories of our times. Brokaw enlightens audiences with his observations on the state of the U.S. and the world, providing unmatched analysis on the important political headlines, economic challenges and social issues in the news-and the people behind the headlines. Known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and his New York Times best sellers which include The Greatest Generation and Boom!, Brokaw now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium and offers reflections on how we can restore America's greatness in his new book, The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America.

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