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Longtime television journalist Tom Brokaw will present 'The Voice of a Generation'

Thu, March 14, 2013

Television journalist Tom Brokaw will be the featured speaker during visits Tuesday, April 2, to Tulsa and Oklahoma City as the third and final installment of the 2012-13 Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business speaker series.

 Brokaw will present “The Voice of a Generation” during the Tulsa Business Forums from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Mabee Center.

The longtime NBC television journalist also will speak from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in downtown Oklahoma City during the Executive Management Briefings, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Each year, the forum series showcases prominent business, political and world leaders, authors and policymakers to the Tulsa and Oklahoma City business communities. Both the Tulsa Business Forums and the Executive Management Briefings are coordinated by the Center for Executive and Professional Development at Oklahoma State University.

Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, joining in 1966. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs, including “The Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” and “Meet the Press.” He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News.

Beginning in the Los Angeles bureau, he covered topics including Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign.

For the Watergate scandal, Brokaw moved to the nation’s capital as the White House correspondent and backup anchor of “NBC Nightly News.” After his stint in Washington, D.C., he moved to New York to work as a “TODAY” anchor, then as a managing editor of “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” where he anchored from 1982 until 2004.

Aside from the anchor desk, Brokaw produced NBC specials and documentaries, including “The Greatest Generation Speaks” based on one of his books, one of the most popular nonfictions of the 20th century, “The Greatest Generation.”

Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabodys, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition.

For more information about the Executive Management Briefings in Oklahoma City or to learn about how you can participate as a sponsor, email Gaye Trivitt at or visit

For more information about the Tulsa Business Forums or to learn about how you can participate as a sponsor, email Karen Ward at or visit