Greatest Generation Tom Brokaw Essays On Global Warming

 2006 Toots (Documentary) (consulting producer)

 1990 Expose (TV Series documentary) (co-producer)

 2018 Pakula: The Whole Damn Thing (Documentary) (filming)

 2018 The Gettysburg Address (post-production)
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 2018 Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (TV Movie documentary)
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 2017 Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired
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 2017 The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (TV Movie documentary)
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 2017 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Documentary)
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 2017 A Tribute to Tom Brokaw: Newhouse Mirror Awards (Documentary short)
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 2017 Tom Brokaw at NBC News: The First 50 Years (TV Movie documentary)
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 2017 Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (Documentary)
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 2016 The 2016 SNL Election Special (TV Movie)
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 2016 15 Septembers Later (Documentary)

 2016 Crashing the Party (Documentary)
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 2016 You Vote, They Decide: The Secret Campaigns for President (TV Movie documentary)
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 2015 Citizen Trump (TV Movie documentary)
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 2015 Live from New York! (Documentary)
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 2015 Sunday Today with Willie Geist (TV Series)
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 2014 WWE Tribute to the Troops (TV Special)
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 2014 A Tribute to David Zaslav: Newhouse Mirror Awards (Documentary short)
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 2014 Iverson (Documentary)
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 2014 All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State (Documentary)
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 2014 D-Day: Normandy 1944 (Documentary short)
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 2013 Herblock: The Black & the White (Documentary)
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 2013 All the President's Men Revisited (TV Movie documentary)
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 2012 NBC News Decision 2012 (TV Special)
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 2012 Ann Richards' Texas (Documentary)
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 2012 Their Finest Hour (TV Movie documentary)
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 2012 XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony (TV Special)
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 2012 The Flintlock Disaster (Documentary)
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 2011 iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World (TV Movie documentary)
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 2011 9/11: In Our Own Words (TV Movie documentary)
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 2011 Boys in the Hall (TV Series)
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 2011 California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown (Documentary)

 2010 John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge
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 2010 Tom Brokaw Presents: Bridging the Divide (TV Movie documentary)
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 2010 Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (Documentary)
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 2010 NBC News Decision 2010 (TV Special)
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Read Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation in Large Print.

* All Random House Large Print Editions are published in 16-point type

“In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to their stories, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done. Ten years later, I returned to Normandy for the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion, and by then I had come to understand what this generation of Americans meant to history. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.”
        
In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation, America’s citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values–duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. In this book, you will meet people whose everyday lives reveal how a generation persevered through war, and were trained by it, and then went on to create interesting and useful lives and the America we have today.

“At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front. They won the war; they saved the world. They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted. They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, the Baby Boomers. A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere. They gave the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history. As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest. They have so many stories to tell, stories that in many cases they have never told before, because in a deep sense they didn’t think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too.                                            

“This book, I hope, will in some small way pay tribute to those men and women who have given us the lives we have today–an American family portrait album of the greatest generation.”
                
In this book you’ll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. You’ll hear George Bush talk about how, as a Navy Air Corps combat pilot, one of his assignments was to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, to be sure no sensitive military information would be compromised. And so, Bush says, “I learned about life.” You’ll meet Trudy Elion, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, one of the many women in this book who found fulfilling careers in the changed society as a result of the war. You’ll meet Martha Putney, one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs. And you’ll meet the members of the Romeo Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out), friends for life.
        
Through these and other stories in The Greatest Generation, you’ll relive with ordinary men and women, military heroes, famous people of great achievement, and community leaders how these extraordinary times forged the values and provided the training that made a people and a nation great.

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