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Tom Brokaw

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  • Obamas launch campaign to help military families

    WASHINGTON — With the country at war for nearly a decade, the president and first lady today unveiled a new campaign called "Joining Forces," to enlist all segments of society in helping service members and their families. President Obama said...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • Beautiful day couldn't distract Daley from the issues

    My favorite Daley moment came on a beautiful summer day during the 1996 Democratic National Convention. The mayor and his wife paid a courtesy call at a lunchtime reception hosted by NBC's Tom Brokaw and PBS' Jim Lehrer at the Tavern Club. Seeing the...
  • Nonfiction film: 'Hey, Boo' spotlights the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sensation

    Nonfiction film: 'Hey, Boo' spotlights the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sensation
    Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-...
  • Santa's sleigh meets jet in couple's Christmas display in St. Michaels

    Santa's sleigh meets jet in couple's Christmas display in St. Michaels
    Santa didn't get run over by his reindeer, but he appears to have had a dust-up with an F-104 jet, in an elaborate Christmas display on Tom and Alice Blair's farm in St. Michaels. The tableau depicts the aftermath of a midair collision involving Santa'...
  • 'Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" '

    'Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" '
    Originally released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lee's enduringly popular novel, this documentary compiles comments by many notables about the impact they felt from the story of Southern lawyer Atticus Finch and his handling...
  • Class is in session: Towson professor picks June's best political comedy

    Class is in session: Towson professor picks June's best political comedy
    Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life.  She also studies public...
  • TV networks plan 9/11 anniversary specials

    TV networks plan 9/11 anniversary specials
    Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
  • The Crowd: Remembering an exceptional friend

    The Crowd: Remembering an exceptional friend
    She was a movie star from the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood celebrating life in her eighth decade. I was a 30-something former network TV producer writing a column for the Daily Pilot. It was an unlikely alliance, but in spite of the obvious...
  • Ann Curry status at 'Today' handled horribly by NBC News

    Ann Curry status at 'Today' handled horribly by NBC News
    NBC News used to be very good at handling major on-air change. The passing of the baton from Tom Brokaw to Brian Williams was textbook for how it should be done. But what NBC News President Steve Capus and his lieutenants are doing to Ann Curry as they ...