Brokaw to Speak at Unversity of Montana Commencement

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – Former “NBC Nightly News” anchorman, author and Montana ranch owner Tom Brokaw is scheduled to give the commencement address at the University of Montana this spring.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Brokaw stepped down in 2004 after 21 years as anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News,” but still works as a special correspondent for NBC News.

He is the best-selling author of several books, including “The Greatest Generation” — stories of Americans who were born around 1920, came of age in the Great Depression, fought in World War II and rebuilt the postwar world.

UM officials say they will present honorary doctorates to Brokaw and Bernard Osher, whose foundation supports a network of lifelong learning institutes for older adults.

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