Military Channel delves into “Brokaw Files”

Veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw (pictured onscreen, left) will revisit seminal moments from his career in journalism in the series, which will debut on U.S. cable network Military Channel in October.
August 3, 2012

NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will revisit memorable moments from his career in journalism on the Military Channel series The Brokaw Files.

Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, the series will debut on the Discovery Communications-owned U.S. cable network on October 16. It will delve into seminal moments from Brokaw’s career such as the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City and Washington DC; an interview with Ronald Reagan during the final days of his presidency; interviews with presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; and a trip to the World War Two battlefield of Normandy.

Each episode will feature new interviews and untold personal stories from the news anchor. Brokaw (pictured above, left) appeared via satellite feed from the 2012 London Olympic Games to announce the series with Military Channel president and general manager Henry Schleiff (right) during Discovery Communications’ TCA 2012 Summer presentation in Los Angeles.

“In many ways he and his new series, The Brokaw Files, exemplify Military Channel’s evolution as we expand into the rich territory of telling stories about our history and the events that changed our world, on and off the battlefield,” said Ed Hersh, Military Channel’s senior VP of content strategy, in a statement.

Executive producers on The Brokaw Files for NBC News Peacock Productions are Colleen Halpin, Benjamin Ringe and Knute Walker, with Sharon Scott the executive in charge of production. For Military Channel, Max Culhane is executive producer and Sara Kozak is senior VP of production.

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