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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August 15, 2019 9 min

Tom reflects on the 45th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon during Watergate and the parallels to today.

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August 8, 2019 11 min

Tom weighs in on the two issues causing seemingly the largest partisan disconnect: gun control and immigration.

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August 1, 2019 10 min

Tom looks back at the four Democratic debates held so far and the positions advocated by some of the candidates.

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July 25, 2019 5 min

Tom, a nearly life-long swimmer, reflects on the importance of having this skill.

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July 18, 2019 5 min

President Trump this week appears to have unveiled what Tom believes will be his 2020 re-election strategy.  Tom has a rather thought-provoking question related to it for those who support the President’s tactic.

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July 12, 2019 1 min

Tom eulogizes "Ball Four" author Jim Bouton

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July 4, 2019 4 min

Tom discusses the Independence Day holiday…which he maintains should be an non-political celebration of our great country.

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June 28, 2019 4 min

Tom discusses this week’s Democratic debates and looks ahead to what will be different for the 2020 election.

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June 20, 2019 10 min

A recent reunion with his former “Today” show co-host Jane Pauley (for an interview for her current “CBS Sunday Morning” program), has Tom remembering how they were put together in the first place to revive the “Today” show brand and ratings.

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Tom discusses the changing ways in which we all, himself included, consume news these days.

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May 30, 2019 8 min

While everyone is consumed with Robert Mueller’s first public statement this week and its future implications for President Trump, Tom says we ought to focus on something that’s coming up next week: the 75th anniversary of D-Day. He marks the occasion by remembering some of the stories that some of the soldiers involved have told him over the years.

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May 9, 2019 4 min

Tom discusses how all the partisan bickering in Washington is taking our country’s collective eye off a more-important ball: the steady increase of school shootings.

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May 2, 2019 9 min

Tom reflects on a key difference between all of the discussion around the Mueller Report and Watergate: there was no social media during Watergate.

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April 25, 2019 7 min

Tom is in Morocco, taking a look at the American political climate from afar.

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April 18, 2019 6 min

Despite today’s release of the Mueller Report, the political football game associated with it is FAR from over in Tom’s opinion.

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April 11, 2019 6 min

Tom reflects on his career covering national politics and how he has perhaps never seen a time as crazy as things are now…from the number of Democratic candidates running to unseat the current occupant of the White House to the way President Trump handles the business of President.

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April 4, 2019 8 min

Tom’s spending some time in Florida and reflects on the big issues facing our country right now.

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March 28, 2019 9 min

Tom discusses the recent Mueller Report conclusions but there is more. Republicans and Democrats must come together for the good of the country.

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March 21, 2019 6 min

Concerned about the direction our country is headed? Tom suggests you go visit a service academy for some positive inspiration.

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