Tom Brokaw: Now Hear This

Tom Brokaw: Now Hear This

A weekly feature in which veteran journalist Tom Brokaw from NBC News shares his thoughts on some of the country's top news stories.... Show More

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November 4, 2020 24 min

America is a nation divided politically - and in search for illumination on the road ahead. In this episode, Tom Brokaw offers the view from Montana and speaks with his longtime friend, Mike Barnicle.

Their friendship was forged on the campaign trail decades ago, and since then the two have vividly chronicled America’s story. Now, Brokaw and Barnicle on: bridging the divide and American resolve after the election; why America is bet...

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As we continue to live through the corona virus pandemic, Tom opens the history books for some lessons our country learned from the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 that he feels apply today.

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May 8, 2020 7 min

Tom discusses big enemies that the United States has defeated in the past, and what it will take to defeat the current enemy we are up against: the corona virus. How will history look back on this time in our country?

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May 1, 2020 8 min

Tom discusses why he feels that moving beyond the corona virus pandemic will require togetherness and working together…not just by us as citizens but by the members of the two major political parties.

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April 24, 2020 8 min

Tom discusses President Trump’s brilliant strategy that got him elected, as well as the missteps of his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, that aided his own efforts. But he’s now facing an opponent unlike any he’s taken on before in the Corona virus, and Tom shares his advice for the President to most successfully tackle this challenge.

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April 17, 2020 7 min

Tom discusses some of the heroes in the fight against the Corona virus, as well as some of the more bizarre moves by public officials.

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April 10, 2020 10 min

Tom discusses the big difference between the corona virus and other big enemies our country has faced throughout history: because this one is unseen, it will more deeply and forever change us all moving forward.

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April 3, 2020 12 min

Tom discusses why, if we’re going to beat the Corona virus, it is important for everyone, no matter their status or political party, to come together so that our country is best prepared and strong enough to overcome this difficult challenge.

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March 27, 2020 7 min

Seemingly the biggest certainty about the Corona Virus is the uncertainty it gives all of us. Tom discusses why that means it’s most important to cherish every moment we have.

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March 20, 2020 10 min

Tom discusses how the Corona virus outbreak is testing all of us like never before…and why it’s more important than ever for all of us to put our differences aside and work together to beat it.

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March 13, 2020 7 min

We are being bombarded by a lot of different information about the Corona virus. Tom discusses the need to check the politics and listen to the TRUE medical experts.

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March 6, 2020 9 min

Tom discusses the need for strong leadership as we deal with the Corona Virus’ arrival in the United States.

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Tom discusses his thoughts on the current field of Democratic Presidential candidates, the Corona Virus outbreak, and the recent Kobe Bryant memorial.

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February 21, 2020 8 min

Tom reviews Wednesday night’s Democratic debate and looks ahead to November, and whether our country will give Donald Trump what he views as a “free pass” in the form of re-election.

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February 14, 2020 13 min

While we may not be able to do anything about all of the chaos in Washington, Tom discusses why it is so important that we never blindly follow any elected official.

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February 7, 2020 9 min

From the Iowa Caucus to the State of the Union address to the impeachment acquittal, this week in DC was the very epitome of chaos on the part of both parties. Tom has some advice for them both.

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January 31, 2020 12 min

A week chock-full of headlines…everything from the impeachment proceedings to the Iowa caucuses to the Super Bowl…not to mention his upcoming birthday…has Tom reflecting on various parts of his legendary career and sharing his advice on how to deal with the many realities currently facing us as a nation.

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January 24, 2020 5 min

During these highly uncertain times, particularly in Washington D.C., Tom discusses the passing of legendary PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer this week…a voice whose calm, “just the facts” approach would be especially comforting these days.

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January 17, 2020 8 min

The impeachment trial against President Trump is finally underway in the Senate. Tom discusses how we all need to pay attention, for no matter how this turns out it will have implications for our country.

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January 10, 2020 7 min

Tom discusses how an attack on Iran, a looming impeachment trial, and a still-wide Democratic Presidential candidate pool means we are in for a rough ride as we move towards Election Day this November.

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