Tom Brokaw to Speak at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Tom Brokaw, the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," will address the President's Council at Holy Cross on Saturday, October 16, 1999, at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Brokaw has been the sole anchor of the nightly news program since 1983, and has anchored several other prime-time news programs for NBC.  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his reporting.

In December 1998, Brokaw wrote his first book, a number one bestseller, The Greatest Generation, an account of the generation of Americans born in the 1920s.  He writes of their coming of age during the Great Depression, their service in World War II and their building of America.  The book was also the subject of an NBC News documentary special that aired in January 1999.

Brokaw joined NBC in 1966, reporting from California and anchoring at KNBC, the affiliate in Los Angeles.  From 1973 to 1976 he was the network's White House correspondent, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored NBC News' "Today Show."  He has covered every presidential election since 1968.  He began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of South Dakota in 1962.

The President's Council is comprised of major donors to the College.  The dinner is held each year to thank these individuals for their support of Holy Cross.  More than 700 guests are expected for this year's event.