Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw will
receive an honorary degree from Montana
State University in Bozeman tonight. Brokaw will speak at MSU’s
SUB Ballrooms that evening at 7:30 p.m.
Brokaw, who lives in New York and owns a
ranch east of Livingston, has been an influential figure over the last three decades. During
his 1982 – 2004 tenure at NBC’s Nightly
News, he “interviewed dignitaries ranging
from the Dalai Lama to Mikhail Gorbachev,
including every U.S. president since Lyndon
B. Johnson,” reported the MSU news service.
Brokaw has published five books and contributes to the New York Times, the
Washington Post and National Geographic.
Other honors Brokaw has won include 12 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards,
the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award and the Congressional
Medal of Honor Society’s Excellence in Journalism Award. Now, Brokaw is a
special correspondent to NBC. Tickets are required for admittance for the event tonight.