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Acclaimed Journalist, Tom Brokaw, to Present "The Time of Our Lives," December 6, in Richardson Auditorium

Dec 6, 2011 (All day)
Alexander Hall
Richardson Auditorium
Open to the Public, Tickets Required

Tom Brokaw, broadcast journalist, author and special correspondent for NBC News, will present a public lecture titled, "The Time of Our Lives" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A book sale and signing of Brokaw’s new book, "The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America; Who We Are, Where We've Been, and Where We Need to Go Now, to Recapture the American Dream" (2011, Random House) will take place immediately after the discussion. This is a ticketed event.

Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is an author and special correspondent for NBC News. Hired by the network in 1966, he anchored the “TODAY” show and was the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” for 21 years. Appearing in more than 30 documentaries, Brokaw has reported on subjects ranging from 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 has received numerous honors and is credited with a series of journalistic “firsts,” including an exclusive U.S. one-on-one interview with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and only anchor to report from the scene the night the Berlin Wall fell, and the first American anchor to travel to Tibet to report on human-rights abuses and to conduct an interview with the Dalai Lama. Brokaw also became a best-selling author with the book “The Greatest Generation” and later wrote "The Greatest Generation Speaks," "An Album of Memories," "A Long Way from Home" and "BOOM! Voices of the Sixties."

Tickets for Princeton University students, faculty and staff will be available at the University ticketing office at the Frist Campus Center for PUID holders on a first-come, first served basis beginning on Monday, November 28, at 12 noon. Distribution will continue while supplies last, during normal Frist Ticket Office hours until 6:00 p.m. One ticket per TigerCard; up to two TigerCards may be presented.

Any remaining tickets will be available for the general public beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 at the Richardson Auditorium Ticket Office. Distribution continues at Richardson on November 29 until 7pm, while supplies last. Starting November 30, distribution will continue, while supplies last, at the Frist Ticket Office during normal business hours (Monday- Friday, noon-6pm). A maximum of two tickets per person will be distributed.

For those unable to secure a ticket, there will be a wait line for admission to Richardson Auditorium beginning 4:00 p.m. The talk will also be simulcast in classrooms 62, 64 and 66 in McCosh Hall.

The event will be videotaped and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia/.

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Tom Brokaw, acclaimed broadcast journalist, author and former anchor for NBC Nightly News, visited the Princeton campus on December 6, and presented a public lecture titled, “The Time of Our Lives.” Brokaw, who became one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is an author and special correspondent for NBC News....