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  • 1988 Vice Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Vice Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senators Dan Quayle (R-IN) and Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) met in Omaha, Nebraska, for the 1988 vice presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Judy Woodruff. Other panelists were Tom…

  • President Reagan Interview with Tom Brokaw
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    President Reagan Interview with Tom Brokaw

    Three days prior to leaving office, President Ronald Reagan was interviewed by NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. The president discussed his mother, alcoholic father, religious beliefs, careers…

  • 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    James Baker, chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, was among the speakers at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of…

  • Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports
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    Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports

    This series of NBC News special reports covers the breaking story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. On that day a spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party announced…

  • emGeorge H W Bush and the CIAem
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    George H. W. Bush and the CIA

    This CIA produced video is a tribute to former President George H.W. Bush created for his January 2016 visit to their headquarters to mark the fortieth anniversary of his tenure as…

  • Journalist Tom Brokaws Life and Career
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    Journalist Tom Brokaw's Life and Career

    Journalist Tom Brokaw received the “Great Americans” award from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about reporting historical events,…

  • Funeral Service for Nancy Reagan
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    Nancy Reagan Funeral Service

    A funeral service for former first lady Nancy Reagan was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. She died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at her home in Los Angeles at…

  • Tom Brokaw on the Legacy of the Greatest Generation
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    Tom Brokaw on the Legacy of the Greatest Generation

    Tom Brokaw talked about some of the important ideas produced by members of the “Greatest Generation,” a term he coined and the title of his bestselling book. Mr. Brokaw argued that because members of…

  • Open Phones with Tom Brokaw
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    Open Phones with Tom Brokaw

    Tom Brokaw talked about his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter…

  • emThe Letters of Arthur Schlesingerem
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    The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger

    Andrew and Stephen Schlesinger presented a collection of letters from their father, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. A special assistant to President Kennedy,…

  • In Depth with Tom Brokaw
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    In Depth with Tom Brokaw

    Tom Brokaw talked about his life and career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the World War II generation, the 1960s, and current politics. Video clips…

  • Bill Clinton on the US Economy and Economic Challenges
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    Bill Clinton on the U.S. Economy and Economic Challenges

    Former President Bill Clinton talked with Tom Brokaw about the state and future of the U.S. economy. Among the topics they discussed were federal debt, looming federal budget cuts in 2013 if Congress…

  • emThe Time of Our Livesem
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    The Time of Our Lives

    Tom Brokaw, former managing editor and anchor for “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” presented his thoughts on the current state of American society and politics in his book The Time of Our Lives: A…

  • John F Kennedy and the 1960s
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    John F. Kennedy and the 1960s

    Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley talked about how John F. Kennedy’s presidency shaped and influenced the culture of the 1960s. Tom Brokaw is the author of BOOM!: Voices of the Sixties. Topics included the legacy…

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    Boom! Voices of the Sixties

    Tom Brokaw talked about his book, Boom! Voices of the Sixties. For the book he interviewed over 50 famous people and ordinary citizens who lived through the 1960s. He talked with artists,…

  • Walter Cronkite Memorial Service
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    Walter Cronkite Memorial Service

    A memorial service for Walter Cronkite was held at the Lincoln Center. The former anchor of CBS News died on July 17, 2009, at the age of 92. His son, President Obama, former President…

  • Clinton Global Initiative Conference
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    Clinton Global Initiative Conference

    The panel talked the financial crisis and its role on renewable energy reform, clean water programs, and food programs.

  • 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…

  • News and Documentary Emmy Awards
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    News and Documentary Emmy Awards

    28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Award Ceremony. Presenters included Tim Russert, Dan Rather, Katie Couric, Bill Small, Soledad O’Brien, John Stewart, Elie Weisel, Bob Woodruff, Rick…

  • German Reunification Thirteenth Anniversary
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    German Reunification Thirteenth Anniversary

    Former leaders spoke about the reunification of Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall. They also talked about the achievements made in Germany since reunification, global changes…

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