Tom Brokaw is teaming up with USA Network to document civil rights progress in America today and examine where the country stands on a wide-range of issues, including bullying, immigration, discrimination based on disabilities, race, sexual orientation, and much more. Brokaw also shares the inspirational stories of people around the country who are working tirelessly to fight bigotry, hatred and intolerance and to create positive change.
Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in journalism, is a special correspondent for NBC News. In this role, he reports and produces long-form documentaries and provides expertise during election coverage and breaking news events for NBC News.
Brokaw served as the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News" for 21 years. He has traveled the globe and interviewed many of the world's most significant figures, including Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the Dalai Lama, and every U.S. president since Lyndon Baines Johnson. He reported on documentary subjects ranging from race, AIDS, the war on terror, and gangs, to literacy, immigration and the evangelical movement. Brokaw has received numerous honors, including theEdward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement, a dozen Emmys and two Peabody and duPont awards.
In addition to his broadcast career, Brokaw has written for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Time, and has authored several best-selling books, including 1998's "The Greatest Generation," 2002's "A Long Way from Home," and, most recently, "BOOM! Voices of the Sixties."