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  • Atlantic Council Awards Dinner
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    Atlantic Council Awards Dinner

    The 2009 Atlantic Council awards dinner commemorated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former President George H.W. Bush and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl were…

  • Biological Threat Assessment
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    Biological Threat Assessment

    The hearing was held on assessing the threat of biological terrorism. Tom Brokaw talked about the package containing anthrax that his assistant opened in 2001 and the cultural environment…

  • Tim Russert Memorial Service
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    Tim Russert Memorial Service

    A private memorial service was held for Tim Russert at the Kennedy Center. The NBC Washington Bureau chief and host of “Meet the Press” died of a heart attack on June 13, 2008, at the age…

  • First Amendment Awards Dinner
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    First Amendment Awards Dinner

    The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation held its First Amendment Award dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to honor leaders in journalism and broadcasting. The introduction of each…

  • Medal of Philanthropy Presentation
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    Medal of Philanthropy Presentation

    With Tom Brokaw serving as master of ceremonies, Vartan Gregorian presented the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy to the Heinz Family, the Mellon Family, the Tata Family of India, and…

  • Art Buchwald Memorial Service
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    Art Buchwald Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for humorist Art Buchwald. Media luminaries, dignitaries, family and friends eulogized Buchwald with warm and funny stories about his wit, love, generosity, and…

  • Deleting the Virtual Life
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    Deleting the Virtual Life

    Journalist Tom Brokaw paid tribute to his friends, the late nature photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell, at the annual Rowell Award and Lecture series. His talk was titled “Deleting the Virtual…

  • Emory University Commencement Address
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    Emory University Commencement Address

    Mr. Brokaw talked to graduates about meeting the challenges of the future, his career in broadcasting, and sacrificing on behalf of worthy causes.

  • News Anchors Perspective on Presidential Elections
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    News Anchors' Perspective on Presidential Elections

    News anchors talked about news coverage of campaign coverage, presidential politics, and the influence of the media on the political process. Among the topics they addressed were editorial…

  • Dole Institute Dedication Ceremony
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    Dole Institute Dedication Ceremony

    After the presentation of the colors, dignitaries spoke at the dedication ceremony to open the new Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Mr. Brokaw served as master of…

  • Stephen Ambrose Memorial Service
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    Stephen Ambrose Memorial Service

    Friend, family and co-workers gathered outside of the National D-Day Museum, founded by Stephen Ambrose, to remember his life. Speakers told stories of their relationships with the…

  • Yale University Class Day Speech
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    Yale University Class Day Speech

    Mr. Brokaw addressed the graduating class at Yale University. He talked about the pride and achievement in a Yale education. Mr. Brokaw also talked about the essence of the American dream…

  • Television Journalism
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    Television Journalism

    Mr. Brokaw received the Welles Hangen Award for Superior Achievement in Journalism. He said he was “deeply honored” to receive the Welles Hangen Award and talked about Mr. Hangen’s talents as a…

  • Crime and Punishment in the US
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    Crime and Punishment in the U.S.

    Representatives of law enforcement, civil liberties organizations and social service agencies debated how best to reduce crime in the U.S. They discussed what it is that makes U.S. culture…