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Tom Brokaw to keynote Total Store Expo

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo.

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Tuesday that Brokaw, whose latest book “A Lucky Life Interrupted” chronicles a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on his life, is set to speak during the events’s business program on Sunday, Aug. 23. The conference and trade show runs Aug. 22 to 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

“Tom Brokaw’s name is synonymous with the delivery of compelling national and world news,” NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said in a statement. “His groundbreaking reports and specials helped bring the realities of global and national issues into the homes of Americans every evening. We look forward to hearing about his experiences in telling the news over the last several decades, as well as his more personal life lessons in battling cancer as shared in his powerful new memoir.”

Brokaw has spent his entire journalism career with NBC News. He began at the Los Angeles bureau in 1966, where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for office, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign. He served as White House correspondent in Washington during Watergate, he joined the Today show in New York and later became the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

Among his achievements, Brokaw conducted the first interview with former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev and was the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night before the Berlin wall came down. He also reported on more than 30 documentaries covering subjects ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration and global warming.

Brokaw has won every major award in journalism, including Peabody, DuPonts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition. Last year, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

In 1998, Brokaw published his first book, “The Greatest Generation,” one of the most popular nonfiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books, including “BOOM! Voices Of The Sixties” and “The Time Of Our Lives.”


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