Tom Brokaw was born in Webster, South Dakota.  He is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004.

He is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Brokaw is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, Meet the Press.

He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.

In this video from NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Brokaw states that history is replete with examples of what happens when fear and intolerance take hold and an entire category of people is marginalized.

What do you think about Tom Brokaw's thoughts?

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