An Evening With Tom Brokaw

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Haub School of Business and its Dean Leadership Program is partnering with The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to host an event with award-winning journalist and bestselling author Tom Brokaw on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Michael J. Hagan Arena on Saint Joseph's campus. Brokaw will discuss his latest book, The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America.

During the event, Brokaw will address the state of the U.S. political debate, offer a broad view of how American life has changed since the Great Depression and share his ideas of how to foster the future. Topics also include highlights from Brokaw's career in journalism, the changes he has seen in the world, and various challenges facing the U.S. He will also take time to answer audience questions and sign copies of his book.

Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office. Appearing in more than 30 documentaries, Brokaw has reported on subjects that include race, AIDS, the war on terror, health care, Los Angeles gangs, Bill Gates, literacy, immigration and the evangelical movement. In addition, he collaborated with NBC's Peacock Productions for Discovery's Emmy-winning documentary "Global Warming: What You Need to Know with Tom Brokaw," and History Channel's two-hour documentaries, "1968 with Tom Brokaw" and "KING."  He anchored NBC Nightly News and the TODAY Show, and then became anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.  He moderated Meet the Press for the 2008 campaign when his close friend and colleague Tim Russert died.

In 1998 Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, which became one of the most popular nonfiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books and, most recently, The Time of our Lives.

SJU Registration: Admission is free for SJU faculty, staff and students.

Public Registration: Admission is $40.

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