Television journalist. From 1962 to 1965, Brokaw reported in Omaha, Nebraska. He covered in Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta in 1965 and soon moved on to NBC in Los Angeles in 1966. Brokaw moved to Washington, D.C. and became the NBC White House correspondent during the Watergate era. Anchor of NBC News' Today from 1976-82, he served as sole anchor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw from 1983 to 2004.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine (Proctor Library)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of African Americans demonstrating against segregation and reporter Tom Brokaw interviewing mayor T. Griffin Walker in Americus, Georgia, 1965 July 29 (moving images)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of demonstrations and unsuccessful integration attempts at First Baptist Church and First Methodist Church in Americus, Georgia, 1965 August 1 (moving images)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Lester Maddox speaking to a white audience, African Americans protest segregation, and newsman Tom Brokaw interviews mayor T. Griffin Walker in Americus, Georgia, 1965 July 29 (moving images)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of the state of community race relations including civil rights demonstrations, a funeral procession, and interviews in Americus, Georgia, 1965 July (moving images)